Wisconsin avenue school


Volunteers create & install public artwork at old Wisconsin Ave. School

Published April 25, 2019

Near West Side Partners announced today that an art installation of more than 1,500 ceramic medallions will be installed on the fence of the former Wisconsin Avenue Elementary School, 2708 W. Wisconsin Ave., soon to be converted by the owner of the Ambassador into a new hotel, on Friday, April 26.


WATCH: A look inside the future home of the New State Theater

Published Dec. 20, 2018

A group of neighborhood residents, business owners and musicians got together to launch a plan to buy the abandoned State Theater - aka The Palms and Hoops - and redevelop it. On Thursday morning, two of the team members took me inside to show me, well, the state of the State. Here's what we found.


Five former MPS properties listed for sale by DCD

Published July 18, 2017

On Monday, Milwaukee Department of City Development was able to list a quintet of former Milwaukee Public Schools properties for sale as there had been no takers for them during the two-year period when only school operators could make offers on them.


Urban Spelunking: The recently surplussed Wisconsin Avenue School

Published Feb. 17, 2015

With its variegated brick, squared approach and collegiate gothic flourishes, Wisconsin Avenue School, on the corner of 27th and Wisconsin, is what many of us conjure when we think of a school. Closed in 2007, the building has now been declared surplus by MPS and now moves to the Department of City Development for potential sale. We went inside and took a look around.