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Keenan Building

Historic Third Ward

 
 
Keenan Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, November 1, 2011
1. Keenan Building Marker
Inscription.
This property has been placed on the
National Register of Historic Places

Keenan Building
5th floor addition by
H.W. Buemming, 1908
Firstoccupant Mendel, Smith & Co., Grocers

Tour Site 32
1889

 
Erected by Historic Third Ward Walking Tour. (Marker Number 32.)
 
Location. 43° 1.965′ N, 87° 54.566′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of North Water Street and East Chicago Street, on the right when traveling south on North Water Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201-203 N. Water St., Milwaukee WI 53202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Friend & Marks Co., Clothiers (a few steps from this marker); Cawker Building (within shouting distance of this marker); George Ziegler & Co. Candy Manufacturers (within shouting distance of this marker); W.P. Reilly & Bros. (within shouting distance of this marker); Bradley & Metcalf Shoe Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); Patek Brothers, Paint, Oil & Glass Manufacturers
Keenan Building image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, November 1, 2011
2. Keenan Building
(within shouting distance of this marker); Monarch Manufacturing Co., Clothiers (within shouting distance of this marker); S. Jung Company Liquor Wholesale (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Regarding Keenan Building. The Keenan Building was constructed in 1886 and originally leased to Mendel, Smith & Company, a wholesale grocery business. In 1908, Morawetz & Company converted the structure for glove and fur manufacturing. Most recently Hecht Manufacturing Co., a contract manufacturer of women's sportswear, occupied the building. Today, it is part of the Riverwalk Plaza, a commercial and residential condominium project. - Historic Third Ward Walking Tour brochure
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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