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Mitchell Building - Milwaukee, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 43° 02.240 W 087° 54.515
16T E 425987 N 4765360
Quick Description: The Mitchell Building is Milwaukee's finest example of a high style, French Second Empire Style. It was built in 1876 and is located at 207 E. Michigan Ave. in Milwaukee, WI.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 12/27/2008 7:42:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM5E99
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 13

Long Description:
The Milwaukee City Department of City of Development web site has a copy of the Historic Preservation Report (visit link) for the East Side Historic District (the Mitchell Building is listed individually on the National Register.) The report describes the Mitchell building as follows:
"The Mitchell Building is Milwaukee's finest example of a high style, French Second Empire Style commercial building. A five-story rectangular edifice, the lower walls are faced with deep gray Minnesota granite and the upper walls with limestone. A mansard roof with dormers encloses the fifth story. A mansard roof tower rises above the center of the Michigan Street façade. The facades are elaborately decorated with carved stone window pediments, denticulated belt courses and sculptured figures. Eminent Milwaukee architect Edward Townsend Mix designed the building for entrepreneur and businessman, Alexander Mitchell. This building housed Mitchell's business enterprises including the Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance Company Bank; predecessor of today's Marine National Bank, the Northwestern National Insurance Company and the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad. Only traces of the original interiors remain, but the exterior has been little altered (NRHP-04/03/73)."
Street address:
207 E. Michigan St.
Milwaukee, WI USA

County / Borough / Parish: Milwaukee

Year listed: 1973

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering: Architect, builder, or engineer: Mix,Edward Townsend: Style: Second Empire

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Commerce/Trade: Business, Financial Institution

Current function: Commerce/Trade: Business

Privately owned?: yes

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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