555 S 108TH ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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555 S 108TH ST

Architecture and History Inventory
555 S 108TH ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Kearney & Trecker Co.
Other Name:Quad Graphics
Reference Number:143674
Location (Address):555 S 108TH ST
City:West Allis
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1962
Survey Date:20072014
Historic Use:large office building
Architectural Style:Contemporary
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
Additional Information:According to information for record #9247, Kearney & Trecker Co. began in 1898 by E.J. Kearney and Theodore Trecker. It grew from a 2-man shop to a position of international fame as a manufacturer of precision machine tools. Thier first location was on Clinton Street in the City of Milwaukee. In 1901, the company purchased land in what would become West Allis, at present-day 68th & National. The company operated out of these quarters until 1975; however, they had opened up an ancillary factory at this location--555 S. 108th Street (aka 11000 W. Theodore Trecker Way) by no later than 1955. In 1962, the subject office addition was built in front (east of) the existing factory building, which was identified as the "special machine division."
Since 1994, the building has been owned and occupied by Quad Graphics.
Resurveyed in 2014, no change in appearance.
Bibliographic References:Special Machinery Plant to Cost K-T $5,000,000, The West Allis Star, 13 November 1952, page 1-2. Building permit, 31 May 1962.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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