Wisconsin Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 1)

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Milwaukee County War Memorial Center
Milwaukee, WI
The Milwaukee County War Memorial Center was designed by Eero Saarinen and built in 1957. The upper-level tile mosaic was created by Edmund D. Lewandowski. It depicts Roman numerals signifying the years of WWII and the Korean War. The Milwaukee Art Museum occupied the lower floors of this building until the Quadracci Pavilion opened next door in 2001. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Bank One Plaza
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee State Office Building
Milwaukee, WI
Bank One Plaza was designed by Harrison & Abramovitz and built in 1961. It was originally known as Marine Plaza and housed the Marine Bank. Shown here is just the smaller structure in front of the main skyscraper. In 2019, it was covered with vinyl flowers by Carlos Rolon as part of Sculpture Milwaukee. It appears that the change is permanent. For more, see this website. [map]

The Milwaukee State Office Building was built between 1961-1963. The ten-story building features a window wall and other details made from precast concrete. The building was renovated in 1988. The interior features mosaic murals by Marjorie Kreilick. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

City Court & Police Administration Building
Milwaukee, WI
The City Court & Police Administration Building was built in 1971. The Municipal Court is located on the first floor. [map]

former Spheeris Sporting Goods
Milwaukee, WI
The Spheeris Sporting Goods building was built in the early 1960s. The small structure on the corner enabled delivery to the basement from the street. I have also heard that it led to an underground shooting range. In 2007, the building was vacant but the sign from the previous occupant, Mecca Furniture, was still there. That sign is gone now. The building now houses Fresh Image. For more, see this website. [map]

Instant Tax Service
Milwaukee, WI
The Instant Tax Service building features a basket weave concrete screen. I've never seen anything like it. I'm assuming it's from the 1960s. Does anyone know what was here originally? [map]

St. Mary's Hospital
Milwaukee, WI
Juneau Square North Building
Milwaukee, WI
St. Mary's Hospital was designed by Bertrand Goldberg and built in 1977. For more, see this website. [map]

The Juneau Square North Building was completed in 1966. [map]