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841 N BROADWAY | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Architecture and History Inventory
841 N BROADWAY | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:City of Milwaukee Municipal Building and Garage
Other Name:Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building
Reference Number:51931
Location (Address):841 N BROADWAY
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1958
Survey Date:19842010
Historic Use:government office/other
Architectural Style:Contemporary
Structural System:Reinforced Concrete
Wall Material:Concrete
Architect:ESCHWEILER & ESCHWEILER (architect)Siesel Construction Company (contractor)
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
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, State Historic Preservation Office.

2016- "Designed by Milwaukee architecture firm Eschweiler & Eschweiler, the 10-story Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building was completed in 1959. The rectangular-plan Contemporary office building has glass curtain walls with aluminum and opaque glass spandrels and features polished stone veneer on the front (east) facade and rear (west) elevation. Barrel-vaulted concrete canopies supported by red granite columns shelter the east and west entrances. One-story flat roof wings span the north and south elevations, and both are clad in polished granite veneer. Windows and plate glass entrances on the north and south have plain aluminum casings. Both the east and west lobbies retain terrazzo floors, marble walls, and aluminum and glass office partition walls."
-"USH 18/Wells St: N 6th St to N Broadway", WisDOT#2200-14-00, Prepared by Mead & Hunt, Inc., (2016).

Siesel Construction Co. was the builder

Milwaukee Connector Survey, Prepared by Heritage Research (2010). DOE prepared by Heritage Research (2010).

Constructed due to the growth of Milwaukee and its municipal government. Designed by the Milwaukee architectural firm of Eschweiler & Eschweiler and built at a cost of $8 million. It was estimated to house 1000 city employees at the time of its construction. Renamed the Frank P. Ziedler Municipal Building in the late 1990s.

Resurveyed for Milwaukee Downtown Connector Arch/History Survey, prepared by Heritage Research (2010).
Bibliographic References:MILWAUKEE JOURNAL 1/24/1995; Milwaukee Journal, 21 January 1960; Milwaukee Sentinel, 21 January 1960. Architectural Record, 3/1960. "Municipal Building Impresses Guests at Dedication," Milwaukee Journal, 21 January 1960; "Municipal Building May be Renamed for Zeidler," Milwaukee Journal, 24 January 1995.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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