Term: Beaux Arts (architecture)
a style popular ca. 1895-1920 whose buildings share many of the formal characteristics of their Neoclassical Revival contemporaries, but often include paired monumental columns, blind parapets or balustrades, decorative urns, anthemia,
orbs, and sculpture. True examples are not common in Wisconsin. The Northwestern National Insurance Company building (1906) at 526 E. Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee, and the Racine Public Library (1903) (NRHP 1981) are good examples. View more information elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org
View pictures relating to architecture at Wisconsin Historical Images.
[Source: Cultural Resource Management in Wisconsin (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1986).