Architectural Gems on the Riverfront

Architectural Gems on the Riverfront (HMQ0W)

Location: Milwaukee, WI 53202 Milwaukee County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 2.389', W 87° 54.609'

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The Milwaukee County Historical Society (5 above) was built in 1913 to house the Second Ward Savings Bank. The triangular Beaux Arts limestone building is notable for its arched windows, Ionic columns and carved decorations.

Milwaukee City Hall (6 above), a Flemish Renaissance landmark, was inspired by the German city halls of an earlier era. The wedge-shaped building's 350-foot tower made it the third tallest building in America upon completion in 1895.

The Pabst Theater (7 above) was built in German Renaissance Revival style to resemble City Hall. It was financed by famed beer baron Capt. Frederick Pabst and was also completed in 1895. Marlene Dietrich, Alan Alda and the Backstreet Boys have all performed there.

The Cawker Building (9 above) was built in 1897. Originally designed as an office building, the terra cotta-trimmed neoclassical structure's conversion to condos in the early 1990s anticipated other downtown residential development projects.

The Milwaukee Repertory Powerhouse Theater (8 above) was built in 1898 as the Oneida Street Power Station for The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co. The first successful experiments that used pulverized coal (rather than the lump variety) to drive turbines were conducted there. The practice quickly became a world standard.
HM NumberHMQ0W
Placed ByCity of Milwaukee
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 4:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 425862 N 4765638
Decimal Degrees43.03981667, -87.91015000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 2.389', W 87° 54.609'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 2' 23.34" N, 87° 54' 36.54" W
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Area Code(s)414, 262
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1361-1387 N Riverwalk Way, Milwaukee WI 53202, US
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