Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
O.R. Pieper Co. Grocers
Historic Third Ward
National Register of Historic Places
O.R. Pieper Co., Grocers
Designed by Ringer & Son
Tour Site 48
Erected by Historic Third Ward Walking Tour. (Marker Number 48.)
Location. 43° 1.91′ N, 87° 54.41′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on North Broadway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 158 North Broadway, 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. W. Toepfer & Sons, Iron Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Milwaukee Fire Dept. Engine Co. #10 (within shouting distance of this marker); Wirth, Hammel and Co., Horse Stables (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Ward Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); Mrs. Isabella Ryder Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Clemens H. Kalvelage Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Birth of Pizza in Milwaukee (within shouting distance of this marker); Steinkopf & Sons Tents & Awnings (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
Regarding O.R. Pieper Co. Grocers. The O.R. Pieper Co. commissioned architects Ringer & Son to design this grocery warehouse in 1907. Recently renovated and renamed the Broadway Theatre Center, the building is now the home of The Skylight Theater, Renaissance Theatreworks and the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. The current design of its main auditorium is based on the style of a turn-of-the-century European opera house. A law firm, as well as other performing arts groups occupy the office spaces in the building. - Historic Third Ward Walking Tour brochure
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on July 16, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.