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List of Famous Milwaukee Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Milwaukee skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Milwaukee architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Milwaukee are included on this list. Information about these Milwaukee buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Milwaukee and older historic landmarks.

List features buildings like Milwaukee Art Museum, Quadracci Pavilion, Milwaukee Art Museum, and many more

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Milwaukee?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Milwaukee. Famous architectural houses within the city of Milwaukee are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
  • 100 East Wisconsin, or The Faison Building is a skyscraper located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Erected in 1989 on the site of the old Pabst Building, its design is reflective of the authentic German architecture which has been preserved in downtown Milwaukee. It is bordered on the west by the Milwaukee River along the Milwaukee Riverwalk. It is the second tallest building in Wisconsin, behind the U.S. Bank Center, also located in downtown Milwaukee....  more
    • City/Town: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    • Opened: Apr 01 1989
    • Structural Height (m): 167.34
    • Style: Postmodern architecture
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    Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

    Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA, was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1956, and completed in 1962. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The church is one of Wright's last works; construction was completed after his death. The design is informed by traditional Byzantine architectural forms, reinterpreted by Wright to suit the modern context. The church's shallow scalloped dome echoes his Marin County Civic Center....  more
    • City/Town: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1961
    • Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
    • Created By: Frank Lloyd Wright
  • The Astor on the Lake is a low-rise building located in the Yankee Hill neighborhood of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by architect Herbert Tullgren in Classical Revival style, the Astor Hotel was built in 1920 by developer Oscar Brachman for hotel tycoon Walter Schroeder. The building was originally U-shaped in plan, but an L-shaped addition in 1925 made the building into the E-shape seen today. The building has eight floors and stands 102 feet tall....  more
    • City/Town: Wisconsin, USA
    • Style: Classical Revival, Neoclassical architecture
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    Benjamin Church House

    The Benjamin Church House, a wood and brick residence, was built during 1843–1844 by a pioneer carpenter of that name in Kilbourntown, a settlement on the west side of the Milwaukee River in southeast Wisconsin, United States. In 1846, Kilbourntown merged with Juneautown on the east side of the river and Walker's Point to the south to create Milwaukee, today the largest city in Wisconsin. The house, located on Fourth Street between West Cherry and West Galena Streets, was constructed in Greek Revival style architecture with four front columns and symmetry of floor plan. This style was also known as Greek temple or national style....  more
    • City/Town: Shorewood, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    • Architect: Benjamin F. Church
    • Created By: Benjamin F. Church
    • Style: Greek Revival