Iron Block

Under construction
205 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Photos 

Overview Looking Southeast

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in September 2013

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Description 

The Iron Block is notable as one of Milwaukee's most prominent early commercial buildings. It is one of a small number of pre-Civil War structures remaining in the central business district and is the city's chief example of the use of cast-iron for a building's facade. The architect, George H. Johnson, was an English-born builder-architect who managed Daniel Badger's Architectural Iron Works company in New York. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 27, 1974
Reference number
74000105
Architectural styles
Victorian: Renaissance; Other architectural type; Venetian Renaissance
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Meeting hall; Business
Current function
Specialty store
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant years
1860; 1861

Update Log 

  • September 20, 2013: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status and Added Photos

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