Mackie Building

Also known as: Chamber of Commerce, Grain Exchange
225 E. Michigan St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Imposing example of large commercial structure of the 1870's, typical of Milv/aukee's rapid growth and commercial development following the Civil War

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Overview Looking Southwest

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in April 2014

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Description 

Imposing example of large commercial structure of the 1870s, typical of Milwaukee's rapid growth and commercial development following the Civil War. It is also a good example of the prevailing style, which is described in a contemporary document as "simple Italian." -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS WI-158)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 3, 1973
Reference number
73000084
Architectural style
Victorian
Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Business
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1879; 1880

Update Log 

  • May 24, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • October 10, 2015: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • March 8, 2015: Updated by J.R. Manning: Corrected GPS Data, Added Photos, Added to new category Gargoyles, Grotesques and Chimaera
  • September 22, 2014: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • April 8, 2014: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status and Added Photos

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Sources 

  • HABS WI-158 - Chamber of Commerce
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • National Register database - Reference number 73000084