Downtown building that is home to the Milwaukee County Historical Society. Was formerly home to the Second Ward Savings Bank.
Building opened to the public on February 3rd, 1913. Records indicate that the building cost $400,000 to build.
It was donated to Milwaukee County in 1965.
Cornice repairs are ongoing as of 2015. Prior to that that the building was restored and was used as a filming location for the film Public Enemies.
The building was designed by the firm of Kirchhoff & Rose. It replaced a previous Second Ward Savings Bank building at the site.
Fire Alarm Permit.
~~Provide maintenance of required fire-rated const
~~Provide approved fire door assembly
~~Obtain occupancy certificate
~~Mount fire extinguishers properly
~~Service fire extinguisher(s)
Service fire extinguisher(s)
Discontinue the use of illegal extension cords
Test monitored fire alarm system annually
Test emergency lighting system and keep report
Maintain fire safety and/or evacuation plan
- Historical Society could get cash first pitched for Marcus Center - Nov 28th, 2015 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Daykin