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Wisconsin Gas Building

Identification

Wisconsin Gas Building
Milwaukee Gas Building, the Milwaukee Gas Light Company Building
122443

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
brick
granite
gray
brown
Art Deco

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • The exterior materials graduate from dark granite at the base to red and pink brick in the midsection and cream color brick at the top. Copper panels decorate the spandrels.
  • Topped by a weather light in the shape of a natural gas flame.
  • The 21-foot tall neon flame atop the tower was added in 1956.
  • The deco bronze sunburst detailing above the main entrance was removed in 1966. It was recreated by sculptor Tom Queoff and installed in 2003.
  • Recreations of the original bronze doors removed in 1966 fabricated by Ellison Bronze were recast and installed in 2003.

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More Information

Location

626 East Wisconsin Avenue
53202
U.S.A.

Technical Data

250.00 ft
240.00 ft
20
1929
1930
4

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings