605-617 N BROADWAY
Architecture and History Inventory
Historic Name: Home Office, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
Other Name: LOYALTY BLOCK
Reference Number: 16290
Location (Address): 605-617 N BROADWAY
Year Built: 1885
Historic Use: large office building
Architectural Style: Richardsonian Romanesque
Property Type: Building
Wall Material: Stone - Unspecified
Architect:ALBERT H. SWANKE
Architect:SOLON SPENCER BEMAN
Other Buildings On Site:
National/State Register Listing Name: HOME OFFICE, NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMP
National Register Listing Date: 1973-03-20
State Register Listing Date: 1989-01-01
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information: A 'site file' exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation.
Built as the second headquarters of Northwestern Mutual Life.
Resurveyed for Milwaukee Downtown Connector Arch/History Survey, SHPO#10-0983, Prepared by Heritage Research (2010).
Bibliographic References: THE DATE OF CONSTRUCTION AND THE NAME OF THE ARCHITECT ARE FROM THE NR NOMINATION.
BUILT IN MILWAUKEE, LANDSCAPE RESEARCH, P. 82.
MILWAUKEE HISTORIC BUILDINGS TOUR: JUNEAUTOWN, CITY OF MILWAUKEE DEPARTMENT OF CITY DEVELOPMENT, 1994.
NEW YORK TIMES, 1/10/1996, P. C17.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 2/13/2000.
Milwaukee Business Journal 7/3/1986, p. 9.
Milwaukee Sentinel, October 4, 1886
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