Building Info

Jane Bradley Pettit Building
  • Address:
    273 E. Erie St.
  • Taxkey:
  • Architect:
    Albert S. Hecht
  • Status:
  • Assessment:
    $9,700,000 (exempt)
  • Year Built:
  • Size:
    245,000 square-feet

The Jane Bradley Pettit Building is the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design’s main building. MIAD bought the building in 1989 and moved in in 1992 following a $10 million renovation. The renovation was led by David Uihlein Architects and Zimmerman Design Group.

It was previously known as the Milwaukee Terminal Building. The building was completed in 1920 by architect Albert Hecht.

From 1947 until 1959, the Terrible T submarine was tied up outside of the building for use as a training ship for the Milwaukee Naval Reserve submarine division (photos).

Prior to moving into the building, MIAD was located at 342 N. Water. St.

The Milwaukee Terminal Building was sold at auction in 1934 to Frederick P. Jones, satisfying a claim by creditors against the previous owner. Jones represented the existing bond holders.

When it was built, the building was home was used as terminal for automobiles brought by building owner Goodrich Steamship company from Michigan. The building was later converted to a number of different uses.

Masco occupied the top floor for a number of years, a product finishing business.

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IDDateTypeDescription
PBFS-17-005862017/06/24Permit
Plumbing-Fire Protection Permit.
11838602016/07/08Permit
Fire Suppression
11818422016/06/18Permit
Plumbing-Repair
120526112016/04/23Violation
FIRE PREVENTION
~~Replace missing cover on electric junction box
~~Provide protection of openings in fire-rated const
~~Provide maintenance of required fire-rated const
117205412015/09/26Violation
FIRE PREVENTION
~~Discontinue the use of illegal extension cords
11526082015/08/05Permit
Fire Suppression r
115033012015/05/22Violation
~~Temporary banner signs are prohibited. YOU ARE HEREBY ORDERED TO REMOVE BANNER SIGN "ARE YOU SO IMPRESSED WITH AUTHORITY". / 295-407-3-a /
7589962015/05/15New Service Request
Sign/Banner on east side of building no permit.
11347722015/01/23Permit
Electrical-Repair
112683812015/01/13Violation
~~Electrical permit required~~Replace flex cords with fixed wiring~~Support conduit~~Support boxes~~Provide missing covers~~Close unused openings in boxes, housing, etc.~~Install per manufacturer's intent~~Provide clearance around electrical equipment
11314752014/12/12Permit
Asbestos Project
11307362014/12/05Permit
Electrical-Alteration
11288032014/11/13Permit
Fire Suppression r
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