Wisconsin Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 3)

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Wisconsin Pavilion
Neillsville, WI
The Wisconsin Pavilion was designed by John Steinmann and built for the 1964 New York World's Fair. When the Fair was over, a man from Boscobel, WI bought it. He moved it to Boscobel with hopes of reconstructing it there. Finally, in 1997, he sold the building to Central Wisconsin Broadcasting which reconstructed it. The building now houses the WCCN radio station and the Pavilion Cheese & Gifts shop. The rooftop tower is 50 feet tall. For more, see this website. [map]

Hartwig's Gobbler Supper Club
Johnson Creek, WI
Hartwig's Gobbler Supper Club was designed by Helmut Ajango and built from 1966-1967. The building had a circular floor plan with a rotating bar at its center. Turkey was a big part of the restaurant's menu. The building features turkey eye shaped windows and railings. The restaurant featured a pink and purple interior. The adjacent motel, now demolished, was round in shape.

Hartwig died in 1979 and the place began to decline. The restaurant changed owners and names and eventually a major fire closed the place for many years. In 2002, it reopened as the "Round Stone Restaurant". It closed that same year and was vacant and for sale since then. In 2015, the building was restored and reopened as the Gobbler Theater, featuring concerts and comedy shows. The revolving bar was preserved. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]