Building History Detail
City Hall

The eight story City Hall building was opened for occupancy late in 1895. It stands 355 feet tall and is built of St Louis red pressed brick, stone and terra cotta in the German Rennaissance Revival style. It was the tallest building in Milwaukee for 78 years.

Architect: Koch, Henry C

Year Built: 1895, Year Demolished: n/a

Address History:
East Water St (1896 - 1929)
N Water St (1930 - present)

UWM Digital Collection
WHS Historical Images
WHS Historical Images
Milwaukee Sentinel, October 16, 1895
Milwaukee Journal, December 25, 1895
Milwaukee Journal, November 23, 1895
Milwaukee Sentinel, December 17, 1891

Wisconsin Historical Society AHI#: 16297

Record Update: 2008-12-18