Building History Detail
Railway Exchange Building

A 12-story steel skeleton building originally known as the Herman building with stores on the ground level and offices above. The exterior was faced in a distinctive red brick and stone with terra cotta ornamentation on the exterior upper floors and parapet. The main vestibule was a showpiece, finished in white Italian marble and originally open to the second floor, although it has since been blocked off. The footprint dimensions are 40x190-ft. Local architects Buemming & Dick worked with well-known Chicago architects Jenney & Mundie to design and construct the building.

Architect: Jenney and Mundie

Year Built: 1901, Year Demolished: n/a

Address History:
97 Wisconsin St (1901 - 1929)
231 E Wisconsin Ave (1930 - present)

Milwaukee Sentinel, February 27, 1901
Milwaukee Journal, May 14, 1901
MPL Historic Photos

Wisconsin Historical Society AHI#: 16191

Record Update: 2014-07-19