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Milwaukee WI ~ Milwaukee City Hall ~ Historical Building

Milwaukee WI ~ Milwaukee City Hall ~ Historical Building

Milwaukee City Hall was designed by architect Henry C. Koch in the German Renaissance Revival style, based on both German precedent (for example, the Hamburg Rathaus or city hall), and local examples (the Pabst Building, demolished in 1980). Due to Milwaukee’s historic German immigrant population, many of the surrounding buildings mirror this design. The foundation consists of 2,584 white pine pilers which were driven in to the marshy land surrounding the Milwaukee River. The upper part of the tower was rebuilt after a fire in October 1929. NRHP Reference#:73000085

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