Building History Detail
Toy Building

A six story brick building built to resemble a Chinese temple for Charlie Toy. The facade was comprised of green and red terra cotta brick and fifteen foot long dragons sat on the cornice. A pagoda-like roof completed the building's oriental inspired style. The Toys used the building for a restaurant and later opened a movie theater in September of 1915. The remaining space in the building was used for offices and other stores.

Architect: Newberry, R T

Year Built: 1913, Year Demolished: 1939

Address History:
174 2nd St (1913 - 1929)
718 N 2nd St (1930 - 1939)

Milwaukee Sentinel, December 30, 1911
Milwaukee Sentinel, September 13, 1915
Toy Theater Article

Record Update: 2010-07-25