Beaux Arts Apartment House and Condos
The Beaux Arts Apartment is striking with a fašade of glazed Terra Cotta and glazed brick, the structure is framed with steel and reinfoced concrete. Numerous grotesques look down upon the street from the bottoms of multi-story oriel windows. A line of grotesques, equally spaced, run the length of the cornices. A courtyard at the ornate main entrance is also closely watched by grotesques.
In 1929, the Cudahy Tower was added to the north face of The Cudahy. Designed by Holabird and Root of Chicago, the 16 floor building was the first high-rise residence in Milwaukee. The Cudahy Tower was built as an apartment and hotel, with such notable guests as Eleanor Roosevelt. A spire at the peak made the building even taller, but it was removed some years ago.
Although adjacent, The Cudahy and Cudahy Tower remain separate buildings, with different addresses, and appear to be under separate ownership.