Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Every Building Tells a Story
The adjacent Mitchell and Mackie Buildings were commissioned by local tycoon, Alexander Mitchell. The Mitchell Building (16 above), one of America's finest examples of French Second Empire architecture, was built in 1876 on the site of pioneer Solomon Juneau's second house. The Italian Renaissance Mackie Building (15 above), completed in 1879, once housed the world's largest grain exchange.
The First National Bank Building at 735 N. Water St. (12 above) was designed by renowned architect Daniel Burnham. Built in 1914, the building's urns, pilasters, copper details and cornice give its top and bottom floors a classical appearance. The Iron Block Building (13 above) is the state's last building with a cast iron exterior. Built in 1861 in Venetian Renaissance style, it contains Milwaukee's oldest working elevator.
The Chase Tower (14 above) was Milwaukee's first major glass-curtain-wall skyscraper. Built in 1961, the International Style structure resembles the United Nations Building in New York City, perhaps because both were designed by architects Harrison & Abramovitz.
The ASQ Center (17 above) is a series of five buildings built for Gimbel's Department Store between 1902 and 1925. All four elevations exhibit a neoclassical style.
Erected by City of Milwaukee.
Location. 43° 2.308′ N, 87° 54.578′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and the east bank of the Milwaukee River, on the right when traveling east on Wisconsin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Milwaukeeans (here, next to this marker); Wisconsin's Oldest Newspaper (within shouting distance of this marker); The First House on the East Side of Milwaukee (within shouting distance of this marker); Gertie (within shouting distance of this marker); Iron Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Milwaukee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Milwaukee's Bridge War (about 300 feet away); Milwaukee's Miraculous Mallard (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
Also see . . . Milwaukee Landmarks. (Submitted on December 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 539 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 5, 6. submitted on December 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on December 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.