Milwaukee City Hall: Milwaukee, WI

Year:

1895

Milwaukee's Flemish Renaissance Revival-style City Hall was completed in 1895. At that time, the 353-foot tall building was the tallest in the country. It may have briefly been the tallest in the world until the completion of the Hamburg (Germany) City Hall in 1897. More than $945,000 was spent on its construction - a cost of about $32.5 million in today's dollars. This speaks to the economic vibrancy of this young Midwestern city at turn of the twentieth century. Today the building is a National Historic Landmark. It remains in use as the Milwaukee City Hall.

Photographer:

Jacqueline Drayer