Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, 2016      10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Make your own itinerary. Start when and where you like. No tickets necessary. Visits to any of the buildings and sites below are free of charge. Free guided tours are often available. Many buildings and sites will be open for the entire DOORS OPEN MILWAUKEE event. Others have restricted hours. Look for the DOORS OPEN MILWAUKEE banner near the building entrances on September 17th and 18th, 2016. Note: Like all sites, museums are free, unless otherwise described.

This list will be updated monthly until the event, so be sure to check back periodically for new additions.

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  • New 2016 site : 833 East Michigan Street

    833 Development Partners, LLC

    The 833 East Michigan Street 18 story, Class A multi-tenant office tower is the newest addition to downtown Milwaukee’s resurgent skyline. In the center of Milwaukee’s commercial business district, 833 East combines elegant design, incredible views, state-of-the-art technology and premium tenant amenities.
    833 East is environmentally sustainable and unmatched high visibility. 833 East offers stunning views making it the premier new office development in downtown Milwaukee.
    There will be tours of the 1st and 4th floor common area spaces during Doors Open Milwaukee.

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    88Nine Radio Milwaukee

    Originally built in 1952 as a manufacturing building for J.C. Busch Co., 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s home features a 2,500 Sf green roof, new studios, recording studios, a 100-seat performance studio and much more. We champion Milwaukee—our music, arts and culture, neighborhoods and community organizations; celebrate diversity, and encourage community engagement—while promoting a positive global identity for Milwaukee. 88Nine Radio Milwaukee plays a distinctive blend of rock and urban music, and spins at least one track by a Milwaukee artist every hour. Visitors will be treated to a “behind the scenes” tour of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s new home in the Walkers Point neighborhood of Milwaukee. Enjoy a tour of our green roof, recording studios and Studio Milwaukee performance space.

  • New 2016 site: Adventure Rock

    Adventure Rock MKE and Belay Apartments

    Adventure Rock MKE and Belay Apartments is a collaboration between Adventure Rock Climbing Gym and the Mandel Group. This is the first development of it kind to combine residential housing and an indoor climbing facility.

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    All Peoples Gathering Lutheran Church

    The church’s magnificent stained glass windows and other architectural delights provide the physical framework for a diverse mix of educational, ecological and social justice outreaches. There is a garden/green house/water reclamation project imbedded in youth oriented programs. A life size Salvadoran cross reflects the commitment to a world view of social justice issues. A partnership with St. Vincent de Paul resulted in a major kitchen renovation to be completed this year which will serve dinner to 200+ people every week day.

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    Ambassador Hotel

    Built in 1928, The Ambassador Hotel has stood as a Milwaukee Icon for many years. The art deco style and structure has been meticulously restored. Boasting some of the best rooms, for the best value, and superior customer service, The Ambassador Hotel is the premier place to stay in Milwaukee. Learn about the building’s restoration process, and see architectural photo galleries from over the years.

  • American Red Cross Building

    American Red Cross FAMILY PASSPORT SITE

    2600 W. Wisconsin Ave was build in 1961, architect Ebling, Plunkett & Keymar. The building was built specifically for the American Red Cross and has been owned by the American Red Cross since this time. Celebrating 100 years of service in Wisconsin, we invite you to come and visit the Wisconsin Region Headquarters. You will experience a day in the life of a ‘Red Crosser’, by seeing what day to day operations look like. Take a self-guided tour and see what it’s like to be part of the Disaster Action Team.

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    Anderson Municipal Building / Lake Tower

    The Anderson Municipal Building/Lake Tower is a classic example of Art Deco design. Constructed in 1940, it housed the Town of Lake municipal office and water tower. It now serves as an office for the Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services. Visitors can participate in a self-guided tour from the lobby through the third floor where they will have a beautiful view of the southern part of Milwaukee County and the downtown skyline.

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    Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

    The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is the last major building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It was opened in July of 1961. The general theme of the Church is a Greek cross with its circular components, symbolic throughout the Church. Visitors will be awed and inspired by its beauty. Guided tours will include information about the architecture of the building as well as insight into the physical elements and the religion of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

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    ASQ Center

    Curious about what’s in the former Gimbels building? Housed in what used to be the famous Gimbels Department Store (and later Marshall Field’s), the ASQ Center is the global headquarters of ASQ and home to many businesses. ASQ staff will take guests on a 20-minute tour of ASQ, pointing out many unique features and telling the story of this historic building’s transition from department store to a modern office building.

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    Bank of Milwaukee Building

    The Bank of Milwaukee building is the oldest commercial building on the only block of extant nineteenth century architecture in the city. Visitors will see the structural features of an architectural gem, including original marble fireplaces and floor safes that were manufactured in the 1850’s and used to store piles of cash. In addition, visitors will see how respectful renovations can serve a twenty first century need.