The North Milwaukee Village Hall and Fire Station was built in 1900 as an all-in-one municipal building for the growing industrial community of North Milwaukee. Designed by architects Leenhouts and Guthrie it housed the volunteer fire department, police department, jail, library, and town hall. It served a variety of public and private uses throughout the years, and is currently undergoing historic restoration. The two story brick building is uniquely eclectic with strong Victorian Neo-Classical Revival influences. Elements principal to its design are its central pavilion, Palladian entrance, and prominent domed cupola reaching 56 feet.
Quasimondo Physical Theatre is transforming the former North Milwaukee Village Hall and Fire Station into a center for arts and education; the North Milwaukee Arthaus. Be among the first to catch a sneak peek of this local landmark, featured in the iconic Milwaukee neighborhood poster series. Join us for guided tours (10am, 12noon, 2pm) to discover intriguing local history and get an insider’s scoop on our plans to make Old North Milwaukee a destination for the performing arts!