Milwaukee Federal Building, Milwaukee

Milwaukee Federal Building, Milwaukee

The Federal Building has been in use since the late 19th century. It was designed by architect W.J. Edbrooke in a Richardsonian Romanesque style. The building sits on land that was originally owned by Milwaukee's founder, Solomon Juneau.

The five-story building is made from granite and encompasses a full city block. Tourists will see Roman columns and arches, steeply pitched roofs, multiple towers and a belfry. Though it was completed in 1892, more space was added to the building during the Great Depression. A refurbishment project commenced in 1989 when the interior of the building was returned to its original design and colors while the stone and brickwork was improved. This restoration project, which was completed in 1996, also added more office space and a central heating and cooling system.

Visitors to Milwaukee can view the Federal Building as they walk across Wisconsin Avenue. They will also see other historic buildings surrounding the Milwaukee Federal Building. These include the Pfiser Hotel and the Milwaukee Club.

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Milwaukee Federal Building on Map

Sight Name: Milwaukee Federal Building
Sight Location: Milwaukee, USA (See walking tours in Milwaukee)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Create Your Own Walk in Milwaukee

Create Your Own Walk in Milwaukee

Creating your own self-guided walk in Milwaukee is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Milwaukee Introduction Walking Tour

Milwaukee Introduction Walking Tour

Milwaukee was an area that was inhabited by a large number of indigenous people. The earliest recorded inhabitants were the Menominee, Fox, Sauk, Potawatomi, Ojibwe and Mascouten. European settlers arrived in the early 19th century. Among those was Solomon Juneau, who is known now as the Founding Father of Milwaukee.

The city grew in size in the 1840s and 1850s. It largely attracted German...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Monuments and Statues Walking Tour

Monuments and Statues Walking Tour

Milwaukee is home to a multitude of statues and monuments of different purposes, from those honoring historic figures to entertaining ones to memorials commemorating war and its heroes and victims. There are also very unusual statues, like that to a duck and its ducklings, for instance. This self-guided walking tour allows you to explore Milwaukee's monuments and statues in their variety.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Historical Churches Walking Tour

Historical Churches Walking Tour

Milwaukee boasts a number of beautiful historic churches, many of them are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city's religious make-up is diverse, from Catholic to Jesuit, and there are a number of Catholic churches and cathedrals. Take this self guided walking tour to admire the religious masterpieces of Milwaukee.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Historical Buildings Tour

Historical Buildings Tour

Milwaukee has no shortage of buildings of striking beauty and impressive variety of styles. Amid the abundance of the German-styled architecture, stemming from the city's root in German immigration, visitors to the city can also find buildings of French and Italian influence. Take this self-guided walk to explore the most notable historical edifices in downtown Milwaukee.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles