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147 E BECHER ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

Property Record

147 E BECHER ST

Architecture and History Inventory
147 E BECHER ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Filer & Stowell Company
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:232596
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):147 E BECHER ST
County:Milwaukee
City:Milwaukee
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1890
Additions:
Survey Date:2016
Historic Use:industrial building
Architectural Style:Astylistic Utilitarian Building
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:
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Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
NOTES
Additional Information:2016 - Large Filer & Stowell complex contains c.1940 office, and numerous c.1890 four-story lofts and shop sheds at rear. Office has cream brick walls with brick pilasters and stone accents, stone entryway bears company name. Loft building has corner tower, large fluted brick smokestack, corbelled cornice and segmental arch windows covered with fiberglass. Covered passage connects both blocks. Long production sheds extend to rear, monitor roof and pilasters on brick walls. Smaller sheds at rear of complex. Many original metal windows, some replacement or covered openings. At rear of east block, a foundry shed with original curtain wall windows extends, with a service rail to production shed opposite. Furnace block with chimney has glazed block and cream brick walls, original wood doors and metal windows, freight hoist at upper level. Small outbuilding at northeast corner has date stone reading 1909.
Bibliographic References:Harger, Milwaukee Illustrated. Its Trade, Commerce, Manufacturing Interests, and Advantages as a Residence City..., 90. “Sanborn Fire Insurance Company, Milwaukee, 1894, Volume 4” (New York: Sanborn Map Company, 1894), Sheet 352. City of Milwaukee, Bay View Neighborhood Historic Resources Survey: Volume II, 87.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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