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Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Saint James Court

 
 
Saint James Court Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, July 9, 2014
1. Saint James Court Marker
Inscription.  
This property has been listed by the United States Department of Interior in the National Register of Historic Places
This Neo-Classical Beaux Arts-influenced building was designed in 1895 by the prominent Milwaukee architectural firm of Ferry and Clas. The design references certain concepts of the “City Beautiful” movement such as downtown urban living, electric street lighting, streetcars, and pedestrian conveniences. These City Beautiful concepts were featured at the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. In 1903, when the land became available, the Saint James Court Apartments were built here on Milwaukee’s main street, Wisconsin Avenue. What exists at this special place on Wisconsin Avenue with its Court of Honor in the boulevard, venerable churches, the heavily-used and monumental Central Library, the popular Wisconsin Club, and the Saint James Court building shows how built examples of City Beautiful principles continue to combine aesthetics and function to create a framework for Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location.
Saint James Court Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, July 9, 2014
2. Saint James Court Marker
43° 2.313′ N, 87° 55.371′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on West Wisconsin Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 831 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee WI 53233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Milwaukee (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Library (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic Milwaukee (within shouting distance of this marker); Milwaukee's Last Operating Tower Clock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mabel Wanda Raimey (approx. 0.2 miles away); B'Ne Jeshurun Synagogue (approx. 0.2 miles away); MacArthur Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roman Catholic Church of the Gesu (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Saint James Court Apartments image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, July 9, 2014
3. Saint James Court Apartments
Marker is located behind the truck in this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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