This 1887 cream city brick schoolhouse in the Greenfield township, was erected on the site of the first brick Honey Creek School (1855). Bell tower was reconstructed in 1973. This school combined both grade and high school. This building became part of the West Allis school system in 1902 and was used as a grade school until 1923. Walk through our unique collection of historic artifacts, many set into dioramas including, a 1900’s dental office, a tool room, a pioneer room, a general store and blacksmith shop. Visitors can “ring the school bell”, operate a player piano, and vote on an early 1940’s voting machine. The Museum has an extensive doll collection and room dedicated to the industry that once defined the area. A research library is located in the lower level.
Built in 1913 by architects Schnetzky & Sons for the Milwaukee Gas Light Company, 600 EAST Wisconsin was renovated by its current owner, Dan Nelson, Jr., to house his marketing agency, Nelson Schmidt Inc., on the second and third floors (2006) and to reintroduce retail at street level to the east end of Wisconsin Avenue with the 600 EAST Café & Business Center (2014). Visitors are welcomed to visit the new 600 EAST Café & Business Center and examine the exposed architectural features in one of the few 3-story buildings on E. Wisconsin Avenue remaining from the early-1900s. All while enjoying a cup of coffee, breakfast or lunch and perusing several historical large-format photographs of the building and Milwaukee’s Central Business District.
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.
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ABOVE VIEW INC., was founded in 1984 with the vision to produce artisan quality ornamental plaster ceiling tiles on a commercial scale for commercial applications. ABOVE VIEW™ INC. is a favorite source for 2’ x 2’ornamental plaster ceiling tile in styles ranging from traditional, geometric, and contemporary to avant-garde. Visitors will be provided a guided tour of Above View’s showroom, introduced to our over 80 exquisite ceiling designs, learn about the company history and tour our plant floor where they will witness the creation of our plaster and glass fiber artisan ceiling tile.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.