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

Milwaukee Terminal Building

Historic Third Ward Walking Tour Site 39

 
 
Milwaukee Terminal Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2010
1. Milwaukee Terminal Building Marker
Inscription.

This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places


Designed by
Herman Esser
Tour Site 39
c.1920

 
Erected by Historic Third Ward. (Marker Number 39.)
 
Location. 43° 1.86′ N, 87° 54.463′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on Erie Street near Broadway (Wisconsin Highway 32), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 273 East Erie Street, Milwaukee WI 53202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Steinkopf & Sons Tents & Awnings (within shouting distance of this marker); The Birth of Pizza in Milwaukee (within shouting distance of this marker); Clemens H. Kalvelage Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Marine Terminal Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Ward Fire (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); W. Toepfer & Sons, Iron Works (about 300 feet away); Young Saddlery Company Addition (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Regarding Milwaukee Terminal Building.
Milwaukee Terminal Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2010
2. Milwaukee Terminal Building
Now known as the MIAD Jane Bradley Pettit Building
In 1920, Albert S. Hecht [differs from marker] of Chicago designed the Milwaukee Terminal Building, a 245,000 square foot riverfront structure of fireproof construction. Over the years it has housed more than 15 different types of businesses. Since 1992, it has been the home to the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD), the fastest growing art and design school in the U.S. Among its features are the Frederick Layton Gallery and the Brooks Stevens Gallery of Industrial Design.

[From the Historic Walking Tour brochure]
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Third Ward. (Submitted on November 29, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Historic Third Ward Walking Tour Brochure. (Submitted on November 29, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. (Submitted on November 29, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 629 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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