Milwaukee-Downer "Quad"

NW corner of Hartford and Downer Aves., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Four A.C. Eschweiler designed buidlings that were the basis of Milwaukee Downer College.

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Overview

It's tough to see them through the foliage. These trees were tiny saplings when I went to school here.

To the left is Holton Hall, center is Merrill Hall and to the right is Johnston Hall. The fourth building, Greene Hall, is out of site, hidden behind Johnston and Merrill Halls.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning

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National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 17, 1974
Reference number
74000106
Architectural styles
Victorian: Gothic; Other architectural type; Collegiate Gothic
Areas of significance
Education; Architecture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
College
Current function
College
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1897; 1905
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 4

Tags 

19th Century (35,851)
Alexander C. Eschweiler (20)
Brick (42,439)
Built 1897 (460)
Built during 1890s (7,102)
Gothic (1,420)
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin (278)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (163)
Owned by state government (3,450)
Sandstone (4,862)
School (4,742)
Slate (5,715)
Terra cotta (3,922)
Victorian (19,684)
Wisconsin (2,317)

Update Log 

  • July 15, 2011: Updated by J.R. Manning: Corrected a typo
  • June 30, 2011: New photos from J.R. Manning

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