Rocks of Architecture

Sunday (9/23) at 11 am
Ticket Required ($10)
Duration: 75 minutes
Capacity: 20 people
Meet: Water St in front of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Building stones in any city generally reflect the local geology. The great variety of rock types used in Milwaukee from the Midwest tells a geologic story that beguiles the imagination compared to the quiet geology here today. This tour, led by UW Milwaukee geology professor Bill Kean, will look at 10-12 buildings primarily along the Wisconsin Avenue corridor which reflect Midwestern geology and the effective use of building material to the architectural style. There are a few notable exceptions of material from distant places.

This is a one-mile walk that begins at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and progresses eastward ending at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance.