Wisconsin Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 2)

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La Crosse Community Theatre and Cavalier Lounge
La Crosse, WI
The La Crosse Community Theatre was founded in 1963 and I believe they moved into this building and remodeled the fašade then. The building was originally a theatre in the 1940s. The cavalier head statue on the building was designed by Bob Johnson and produced by Naegle Outdoor Advertising. It was probably installed on the building when the theatre was built. The building's other occupant, the Cavalier Lounge, has been here since 1934. The interior has been updated over the years. For more, see this website. [map]

S.C. Johnson Wax Company
Golden Rondelle Theater
Racine, WI
The Golden Rondelle Theater originally appeared at the New York World's Fair from 1964-1965. It was part of a larger building known as the Johnson Wax Pavilion. After the Fair, this portion of the building was brought here. It was reassembled and integrated into a new building by Taliesen Associate Architects. It was completed in 1967. It is located next to the Johnson Wax Building. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Elmer & Dolores Petersen House
Racine, WI
The Elmer H. & Dolores Petersen House was designed by John Randal McDonald and built in 1950. [map]

former nightclub
Sturtevant, WI
This former nightclub has been closed for many years. It was part of Vance's Bar and Club 41 which operated from the 1950s-1990s. I believe this entrance was built in 1963. The place closed in 1995 and was vacant until recently. The building now houses the Abandoned Haunted House Complex. [map]

Rainbow Snow [gone]
Wausau, WI
Mountain Lanes [gone]
Wausau, WI
This Rainbow Snow shaved ice kiosk looks like it might have been a photo developing place originally. It looks like it was built in the 1960s or 1970s. This kiosk apparently makes (or made) appearances at local fairs. It was parked in the Trig's supermarket parking lot when these photos were taken in 2011. The kiosk was gone by 2016. For more, see this website.

The Mountain Lanes bowling alley was built in 1962. It closed in 2017. The building was demolished for apartments in 2019. A twin to this bowling alley was also built in 1962 Marshfield, WI as Janes Lanes. It is still there and now operating as the Rose Bowl Lanes.

Richard Smith House
Jefferson, WI
The Richard Smith House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1950. For more, see this website. [map]

Silver Dome Ballroom
Neillsville, WI
This Silver Dome Ballroom has a mid-century look but it was actually built in 1933. The roof was originally painted silver. [map]

Country Jam
Eau Claire, WI
The Country Jam building was previously used as a gas station. Does anyone know what was here originally and/or when it was built? [map]

Wausau Area Visitors Center
Mosinee, WI
I'm told that the Wausau Area Visitors Center building was constructed in the 1990s. Can anyone confirm that? It has always been used as a combination visitors center and retail space. The visitors center has relocated. [map]