Birchard-Follansbee Block, Milwaukee

Birchard-Follansbee Block, Milwaukee

The Birchard-Follansbee Block was built by Alanson Follansbee in 1867 from an original design by E. Townsend Mix. The building was designed in the Italianate style with a French Second Empire mansard roof. That roof was later partially replaced when a fifth floor was added in 1899.

The building served as offices and a place of commerce for a number of different businesses. The longest-term occupant was Reckmeyer Furs, who moved into the Birchard-Follansbee Block in 1939 and stayed there for 30 years.

The building has housed the Johnson Bank since 2000. It is a popular stop on walking tours because it is centrally located between Milwaukee Bay and the Milwaukee River. visitors can admire the architecture from outside and even take a peek indoors if they want to see interiors that feature ionic capitals, a beamed ceiling and ornate trim.

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Sight Name: Birchard-Follansbee Block
Sight Location: Milwaukee, USA (See walking tours in Milwaukee)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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