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Mitchell Building

 
 
Mitchell Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2010
1. Mitchell Building Marker
Inscription.  
The first house on this corner was Solomon Juneau's residence, built in -1835. The Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance Co. and its successor, the Marine National Bank occupied this site from -1846-to-1930. The present building was erected in -1876 by Alexander Mitchell.
 
Erected 1930 by Old Settlers Club of Milwaukee County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 43° 2.235′ N, 87° 54.527′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of North Water Street and East Michigan Street, on the right when traveling north on North Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 East Michigan Street, Milwaukee WI 53202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iron Block (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Every Building Tells a Story (about 500 feet away); The First Milwaukeeans (about 500 feet away); Historic Milwaukee (about 600 feet away); Wisconsin's Oldest Newspaper
Mitchell Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2010
2. Mitchell Building and Marker
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(about 600 feet away); The First House on the East Side of Milwaukee (about 700 feet away); Gertie (about 700 feet away); Milwaukee's Bridge War (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mitchell Building Details. (Submitted on November 30, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Mitchell Building. (Submitted on November 30, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Wisconsin SP Mitchell Building. The National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form (1972), states, in part: "The Mitchell Building is Milwaukee's outstanding example of the Second Empire style and a major work of the popular local architect Edward Townsend Mix (1831-1890). Important, too, is its association with Alexander Mitchell (1817-1887), the celebrated Milwaukee businessman, financier, politician, and philanthropist for whom it was erected. ...the Mitchell Building is one of four impressive Victorian-era commercial blocks located on East Michigan Street between North Water Street and North Broadway, a quartet constituting the city's finest remaining group of large 19th century business buildings." (Submitted on November 16, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Mitchell Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2010
3. Mitchell Building
Mitchell Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2010
4. Mitchell Building and Marker
Mitchell Building - main entrance on East Michigan Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 5, 2021
5. Mitchell Building - main entrance on East Michigan Avenue
Mitchell Building National Register of Historic Places Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 5, 2021
6. Mitchell Building National Register of Historic Places Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5, 6. submitted on November 16, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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May. 28, 2022