Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Historic Third Ward
National Register of Historic Places
Designed by Eugene R. Liebert
First occupant Cohen Bros., Clothiers
Tour Site 14
Erected by Historic Third Ward. (Marker Number 14.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 43° 2.043′ N, 87° 54.425′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of East Buffalo Street and North Broadway, on the left when traveling east on East Buffalo Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 E Buffalo 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. Kalvelage Wholesale Commission House (within shouting distance of this marker); Phoenix Knitting Co. Plant #6 (within shouting distance of this marker); Roundy, Peckham & Dexter Co. Grocers (within shouting distance of this marker); Fred Vogel Jr. Building (about 300 feet away, measured Hambach Store and Residence (about 300 feet away); Jewett & Sherman Co. Merchant Mill (about 300 feet away); Broadway Produce Co. (about 300 feet away); National Distilling Co. (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
Regarding Baumbach Building. Ernst von Baumbach hired Eugene R. Liebert to design the Baumbach Building in 1900. Distinguished by the arched upper windows and terra cotta ornamentation, this impressive commercial building was originally occupied by the Cohen Brothers, a men's clothing firm. In 1946, Midwest Lamp & Novelty Co. remodeled the building and used it for plating, shade assembly and storage operations. Renovated again in 1983 and renamed the Buffalo Building, the structure houses Capital Data, Capital Internet, and more. Residential condominiums occupy the other three floors.
- Historic Third Ward Walking Tour brochure
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on July 16, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.