Iron Block, 205 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
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205 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS WI-251
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-37).
Building/structure dates: 1861 initial construction
Significance: The Iron Block is notable as one of Milwaukee's most prominent early commercial buildings. It is one of a small number of pre-Civil War structures remaining in the central business district and is the city's chief example of the use of cast-iron for a building's facade. The architect, George H. Johnson, was an English-born builder-architect who managed Daniel Badger's Architectural Iron Works company in New York.
Johnson, George H.
Sibley, D. D.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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