Vision of the Porcelain City: Westtown
Sunday (9/23) at 10 am
Ticket Required ($10)
Duration: 60-75 minutes
Capacity: 25 people
Meet: John Plankinton Statue, SE Corner of W Wisconsin Ave. + Plankinton Ave.
Join sculptor and historian Ben Tyjeski on a detailed tour of architectural terra cotta in Westtown. Beginning inside the stunning “Mecca of business in Milwaukee,” the Plankinton Arcade Building, Tyjeski will bring attention to the craft and artistic genius dedicated to the many façades in the downtown neighborhood. The tour will also highlight historic buildings that no longer grace the streets. Tyjeski recently published a book on the subject, Architectural Terra County of Milwaukee County. The book documents 480 buildings in Milwaukee County with many colored photographs, of which many of those buildings are featured in the tour. Distance of the tour is less than one mile.