Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Historic Third Ward
National Register of Historic Places
5th floor addition by
H.W. Buemming, 1908
Firstoccupant Mendel, Smith & Co., Grocers
Tour Site 32
Erected by Historic Third Ward Walking Tour. (Marker Number 32.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201-203 N Water St, 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. 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 Bradley & Metcalf Shoe Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); Patek Brothers, Paint, Oil & Glass Manufacturers (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). Touch for a list and map 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
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on July 16, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.