Building Info

Cawker Estate Building
  • Address:
    200 N. Water St.
  • Taxkey:
  • Status:
  • Assessment:
    $1,667,000 (2013)
  • Year Built:
  • Size:
    49,937 square-feet

The Chicago Street Lofts is an apartment complex built in the Cawker Estate Building. Commonly called the Eisner Building while the former museum was operating, the building is a converted warehouse in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. Following construction in 1895, the building was leased to Landauer & Co., a wholesale dry goods and notions firm.

Before going online only in 2010, the William F. Eisner Advertising & Design Museum occupied the lower floors. Elaine Eisner donated more than $1 million to establish the museum in a MIAD-owned building.

Starting in 1994, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design filled the upper floors with student housing. The school ended its use of the facility in the spring of 2011. The school then switched to The Park at 1824 on the East Side, with students busing to campus. That arrangement ended in 2014 with the August opening of General Capital Group‘s Two50Two MIAD Student Apartments, which replaced the former 252 E. Menomonee St. building.

MIAD sold the building to Robert Joseph of Joseph Property Development in mid-2014. Joseph converted the building to 30 apartments on the top three floors, and two stories of office space on the first two floors. The conversion was completed by summer of 2014.

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IDDateTypeDescription
PWEU-17-014172017/07/26Permit
ROW Excavation Utility.
ELEC-17-024382017/04/26Permit
Electrical Permit.
11902992016/09/16Permit
Plumbing-Addl Fee
11898002016/09/10Permit
Temporary Occupancy
11895372016/09/08Permit
Plumbing-Repair
122421912016/08/27Violation

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~~~~Properly install sprinkler system
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~~~~Repair fire suppression alarm
~~~~Replace all painted sprinkler heads
11885662016/08/26Permit
Occupancy
11880012016/08/20Permit
Fire Alarm-Alteration
11840942016/07/12Permit
Distribution Sys(ductwork)
11814492016/06/16Permit
Low Voltage-New Install
11812322016/06/11Permit
Fire Suppression
11802222016/06/04Permit
Electrical-New
11798632016/06/01Permit
Plumbing-Repair
121067912016/05/24Violation

~~Submit facade critical exam report
11754412016/04/15Permit
Alteration
120035612016/03/24Violation

~~WIS REG #24836
~~~~Provide fire extinguishers
~~~~Emergency lights must be maintained
~~~~All new and existing installations and alterations of equipment covered by this chapter shall conform to the provisions in this chapter in effect on the contract date. REPAIR DAMAGED DRYWALL CEILING.\.. .. / 222-01 /SPS 318.1003 /
~~~~ASME A17.1, RULE 8.6.5.14 Perform annual Category 1 (Hydraulic Elevator) test as required by the State .. of Wisconsin\.\.. / 222-01 /SPS 318.1810 /
~~~~A written Maintenance Control program shall be in place to maintain the equipment in compliance with the requirements of 8.6. The MCP shall specify examinations, tests, cleaning, lubrication, and adjustments to applicable components at regular intervals (see definition for maintenance) and shall comply with the following. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) and (f)\.. .. / 8.6.1.2.1 /
120023012016/03/24Violation

~~WIS REG #21633
~~~~Provide fire extinguishers
~~~~Emergency lights must be maintained
~~~~All new and existing installations and alterations of equipment covered by this chapter shall conform to the provisions in this chapter in effect on the contract date. REPLACE ALL REMOVED COVERS IN ELEVATOR MACHINE ROOM.\.. / 222-01 /SPS 318.1003 /
~~~~ASME A17.1, RULE 8.6.5.14 Perform annual Category 1 (Hydraulic Elevator) test as required by the State .. of Wisconsin\.. / 222-01 /SPS 318.1810 /
~~~~A written Maintenance Control program shall be in place to maintain the equipment in compliance with the requirements of 8.6. The MCP shall specify examinations, tests, cleaning, lubrication, and adjustments to applicable components at regular intervals (see definition for maintenance) and shall comply with the following. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) and (f). / 8.6.1.2.1 /
119746712016/03/03Violation

~~Basement
~~~~Provide a performance test report for the rpp bfp
~~UPPER MECHANICAL ROOM
~~~~Install approved backflow prot dev-no permit reqd
~~~~Properly terminate and seal waste, vent and water
~~~~Properly seal the open water connection
119527212016/02/18Violation

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~~~~Provide access to bldg for cross connection insp
~~BOILER ROOM
~~~~Provide a performance test report for the rpp bfp
119152712016/01/28Violation

~~Remove all graffiti
7853032016/01/16New Service Request
GRAFFITI ON THE BUILDING
11346992015/01/22Permit
Fire Suppression r
7454742014/12/30New Service Request
GRAFFITI NEAR SAID LOCATION
11284402014/11/11Permit
Fire Suppression r
110782512014/10/22Violation
110782612014/10/22Violation
110148512014/08/06Violation
Sprinkler sys/equip shall be in operable conditionRepair fire suppression alarmReplace all 50yr old sprinkler headsTest cross connection control devices on sprinkler
11154912014/07/02Permit
Plumbing-Addl Fee
11133572014/06/12Permit
Fire Suppression r
108986812014/06/04Violation
WI REG #24836Properly maintain emergency in-car telephoneProvide fire extinguishersAll new and existing installations and alterations of equipment covered by this chapter shall conform to the provisions in this chapter in effect on the contract date. REPAIR ELEVATOR TO PROPER AND SAFE WORKING CONDITION / 222-01 /SPS 318.1003 /WI REG #21366Properly maintain emergency in-car telephoneProperly maintain hoistway doors or gatesProperly maintain lighting machine spaceProvide fire extinguishersMaintain machine roomsMaintain hoistway and pitProperly maintain operation valveGate switches requiredKeep written record of oil usage, loss and emptiedTest hydraulic cylinder annually and repl if leakAll new and existing installations and alterations of equipment covered by this chapter shall conform to the provisions in this chaper in effect on the contract date. REPAIR, TEST AND PROVIDE MACHINE ROOM SMOKE DETECTION SYSTEM AND FIRE SERVICE / 222-01 /SPS 318.1003 /
11116522014/05/29Permit
Occupancy
11008322014/02/07Permit
Kitchen Exhaust Hoods
11008302014/02/07Permit
Distribution Sys(ductwork)
11008312014/02/07Permit
Gas Furnace
11008292014/02/07Permit
Air Handling Units,VAV box
11008282014/02/07Permit
Air Conditioning
10834252013/08/13Permit
Alteration
10834262013/08/13Permit
Projecting Sign
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