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Milwaukee City Hall

Identification

Milwaukee City Hall
122453

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
masonry
pile foundation
brick
sandstone
dark red
romanesque revival

Usage

city hall

Facts

  • Designed in the Flemish Renaissance style, this was one of the tallest buildings in the world at the end of the 19th Century.
  • The cornerstone was laid on 24 February 1894 and the building was dedicated on 23 December 1895.
  • Inside the building is a 20 by 70 foot open well.
  • The bell was produced by the local firm G. Campbell and Sons and is named for Solomon Juneau, Milwaukee's first mayor.
  • The flagpole rises 40 feet above the bell tower roof.
  • The lower floors are faced in Berea Sandstone and the upper floors are of pressed brick.
  • It occupies the entire trapezoidal block bounded by Kilbourn Avenue, Wells, Water, and Market Streets.
  • It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
  • The upper part of the tower was rebuilt after a damaging fire in October 1929.
  • A $70 million renovation began in early 2006 and is expected to continue through 2008.
  • The tallest building in Milwaukee for 78 years, until the completion of the U.S. Bank Center (now US Bank Center) in 1973.

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Location

200 East Wells Street
53201
U.S.A.

Technical Data

119.79 m
107.60 m
107.60 m
97.54 m
15
1893
1895
$1,016,935

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

architectural metalwork supplier, excavation company, facade designer, facade supplier, general contractor, steel supplier

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • National landmark