Building Info

The Milwaukee County War Memorial Center
  • Address: 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.
  • Owner: Milwaukee County
  • Architect: Eero Saarinen
  • Architectural Style: Modern
  • Status: Completed
  • Assessment: Tax Exempt
  • Tax Key: 3949998000
  • Year Built: 1957

As of 2015, the building is undergoing an extensive remodeling and expansion on the Lake Michigan side.

From Guides to Historic Milwaukee: Juneautown Walking Tour by Mary Ellen Pagel and Virginia Palmer (1965)…

One of the last of Saarinen’s works, the Memorial Center is generally ranked among his best. It embodies his ingenious solution to the problems posed by the requirements of this building-that it be commodious enough to house offices, meeting facilities, and the galleries of the Milwaukee Art Center, yet not obscure views of the city and Lake Michigan. In both its usefulness and beauty this edifice admirably memorializes the dead while serving the living. The striking mosaic on the west façade was executed by Edmund Lew of Milwaukee. Names of the war dead are inscribed on black granite blocks around a reflecting pool in the open court area.

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IDDateTypeDescription
ENF-2017-010472017/01/12New Service Request
DNS Activity:Temp noise variance requested for Lakefront Festival of Art. Milwaukee Art Museum - Friday, June 16th 10am-10pm, Saturday, June 17th 10am-7pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm..
TANK-16-000292016/11/29Permit
Tank Permit.
HVAC-GEN-16-000282016/10/25Permit
HVAC General Permit.
8142862016/09/20New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR AIDS WALK. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST 10AM-4PM.
8131322016/09/10New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR SWARMM EVENTS OKTOBERFEST. VETERANS PARK - THURSDAY, OCT. 13TH - SUNDAY, OCT. 16TH.
8116862016/08/30New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR JINGLE BELL RUN. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH 9:00AM-11:30AM.
8111392016/08/26New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK. VETERANS PARK - THURSDAY, OCT. 6TH 4:30PM-9:00PM.
8080502016/08/05New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR MEXICAN FIESTA. SUMMERFEST GROUNDS - FRIDAY, AUG. 26TH - SUNDAY, AUG. 28TH NOON-MIDNIGHT.
8080422016/08/05New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR WALK FOR HOPE. VETERANS PAKR - SATURDAY, AUGUST 13TH 10AM-2PM.
8075732016/08/02New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR XtremeAIR 5K OBSTACLE RACE SERIES. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, AUGUST 6TH 9AM-2PM.
8068602016/07/27New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARAINCE REQUESTED FOR LIVER LIFE WALK. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, JULY 30TH 9:30AM-1:30PM.
8056982016/07/16New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR CLASSIC CAR SHOW. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, AUG. 27TH SUNDAY, AUG. 28TH
8047582016/07/09New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR MILWAUKEE BEER RUN. VETERANS PARK - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23RD 10AM-1PM.
8047392016/07/09New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR MILWAUKEE BEER RUN. VETERANS PARK - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23RD 10AM-1PM.
8039982016/07/06New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR AMERICAN HEART WALK. VETERANS PARK - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH 9AM-12:30PM.
8039822016/07/06New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR UNCF WALK FOR EDUATION. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, JULY 23RD 9AM-10:30AM.
11827472016/06/25Permit
Explosives/Fireworks
8013902016/06/16New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, JULY 30TH 8AM-5PM.
11813482016/06/14Permit
Electrical-New
8008082016/06/10New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR EPILEPSY FOUNDATION BRAIN STORM RUN/WALK. VETERANS PARK - SUNDAY, JUNE 26TH 9AM-12PM
7994712016/06/02New Service Request
Debris/Litter:Scattered; this is in front of our memorial on Memorial Day? https://itmdapps.milwaukee.gov/XY_ESR/CASEIMAGES?CASEID=101001529101
7993502016/05/28New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR MILWAUKEE RUGBY SEVENS ASSOCIATION EVENT. SATURDAY, JULY 9TH 8AM-7PM.
7993512016/05/28New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESETED FOR BEER TASTING FESTIVAL. SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH 2PM-7PM.
7993452016/05/28New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR ASIA FEST @ VETERANS PARK. SATURDAY, JUNE 17T - SUNDAY, JUNE 19TH.
11793432016/05/26Permit
Zoning Certificate
7984152016/05/21New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR BIG GAY 5K RUN/WALK. VETERANS PARK - THURSDAY, JUNE 9TH 5PM-7PM.
7980522016/05/19New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR MOTS KITE FESTIVAL. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH 10AM-6PM. (EVENT SET-UP WILL BE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH)
11774312016/05/05Permit
Fire Suppression r
7963002016/05/05New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR LAURA SMILE MILE. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH 9AM-2PM.
7963072016/05/05New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR FAMILY KITE FESTIVAL. VETERANS PARK - FRIDAY, MAY 27TH - SUNDAY, MAY 29TH 8AM-6PM.
7963082016/05/05New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR TAILS ON THE TRAIL RUN/WALK. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, JUNE 25TH 9AM-1PM.
7951582016/04/26New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR NAMI, WALK FOR MENTAL HEALTH. SATURDAY, MAY 14TH 9AM-1PM
11763892016/04/23Permit
Fence
11761922016/04/22Permit
Fence
7946262016/04/22New Service Request
Graffiti; across from General MacArthur statue. multiple concrete benches e/graffiti https://itmdapps.milwaukee.gov/XY_ESR/CASEIMAGES?CASEID=101001493756
7940732016/04/15New Service Request
Graffiti on DPW electrical box on west side of Mason St. ramp leading to Lincoln Memorial Drive
7939252016/04/14New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS FUNDRAISING WALK. VETERANS PARK - SUNDAY, MAY 22ND 9AM-12:30PM
7939192016/04/14New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR BREAST CANCER WALK. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, MAY 7TH 9AM-12PM.
7938042016/04/14New Service Request
Graffiti; across from General MacArthur statue. multiple concrete benches e/graffiti https://itmdapps.milwaukee.gov/XY_ESR/CASEIMAGES?CASEID=101001493756
7931962016/04/07New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR FARE WALK FOR FOOD ALLERGY. VETERANS PARK - SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH 9AM-12PM
7931982016/04/07New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR UWM DERBY DASH. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH 9AM-7PM.
11740682016/04/02Permit
Electrical-Alteration
7927592016/04/02New Service Request
Graffiti on DPW electrical box ne corner of Prospect & Mason
7922262016/03/30New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR RUN4WATER MILWAUKEE. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD 9AM-11AM.
7922182016/03/30New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR ISRAEL INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE. VETERANS PARK - SUNDAY, MAY 15TH 4PM-5:30PM.
7922112016/03/30New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR MJL 5K RUN FOR JUSTICE. VETERANS PARK - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22ND. 6:30PM-9:30PM.
7921992016/03/30New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE PERMIT REQUESTED FOR COLOR VIBE 5K RUN. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, MAY 21ST. 9am-11am.
7920572016/03/30New Service Request
Graffiti; right outside art museum's new waterfront addition. on water side https://itmdapps.milwaukee.gov/XY_ESR/CASEIMAGES?CASEID=101001477876
7920562016/03/30New Service Request
Graffiti; between Art museum & General MacArthur statue. on waterfront. https://itmdapps.milwaukee.gov/XY_ESR/CASEIMAGES?CASEID=101001477875
7894322016/03/01New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR MARCH OF DIMES MARCH FOR BABIES WALK. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH 9AM-1PM.
7885922016/02/24New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR ROOTS & WINGS FUN RUN/WALK. ART MUSEUM/O'DONNELL PARK - SUNDAY, JULY 24TH 8:00-8:30AM.
11705962016/02/23Permit
Plumbing-Alteration
7878422016/02/16New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR JIG JOG RUN/WALK. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH 8AM-12PM.
7878412016/02/16New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR LAKEFRONT FESTIVAL OF ART. MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM - FRIDAY, JUNE 17TH - SUNDAY, JUNE 19TH.
7862692016/01/28New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR SWEET HOME MILWAUKEE 5K RUN. VETERAN'S PARK - SUNDAY, APRIL 24TH 8AM-12PM
11680262016/01/22Permit
Plumbing-Alteration
118993312016/01/15Violation

~~WIS REG #12274
~~~~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 /
~~~~ASME A17.1, RULE 8.6.5.14.1 Perform annual Category 1 (Hydraulic In-Ground Jack or Piping) test as .. required by the State of Wisconsin. .\.. / 222-01 /SPS 318.1708(2)(h) /
~~WIS REG #15534
~~~~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 /
~~~~ASME A17.1, RULE 8.6.5.14.1 Perform annual Category 1 (Hydraulic In-Ground Jack or Piping) test as .. required by the State of Wisconsin. .. / 222-01 /SPS 318.1708(2)(h) /
~~WIS REG #15535
~~~~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 /
~~~~ASME A17.1, RULE 8.6.5.14.1 Perform annual Category 1 (Hydraulic In-Ground Jack or Piping) test as .. required by the State of Wisconsin. .. / 222-01 /SPS 318.1708(2)(h) /
~~WIS REG #26131
~~~~ASME A17.1, RULE 8.6.5.14 Perform annual Category 1 (Hydraulic Elevator) test as required by the State ..
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118816412015/12/29Violation

~~Clean the commercial hood exhaust
FIRE PREVENTION
~~Provide clearance to electrical panels
~~Service suppression system
~~Secure pressurized cylinders
~~Provide fire extinguisher(s) for cooking equipment
7785872015/10/30New Service Request
Graffiti; another bench with graffiti on it. 2 in a row https://itmdapps.milwaukee.gov/XY_ESR/CASEIMAGES?CASEID=101001353156
7785882015/10/30New Service Request
Graffiti; 3rd bench in a row on lakefront right near art museum https://itmdapps.milwaukee.gov/XY_ESR/CASEIMAGES?CASEID=101001353125
7774382015/10/21New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR MUSTACHE DACHE RUN/WALK. VETERANS PARK - SUNDAY, NOV. 8TH 8AM-10:30AM.
7760292015/10/07New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK. VETERANS PARK - SUNDAY, NOV. 15TH 8AM-12PM.
11583992015/10/06Permit
Asbestos Project
7754412015/10/01New Service Request
GRAFFITI UNDER THE BRIDGE NEAR SAID LOCATION
7749122015/09/29New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR SANTA HUSTLE RUN/WALK. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5TH 8AM-10:30AM
7740262015/09/19New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR DUNKEL DASH CHARITY RUN. VETERANS PARK - FRIDAY, OCT. 9TH 5PM-8PM
7740272015/09/19New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR BADGERLAND STRIDERS MILWAUKEE LAKEFRONT MARATHON. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, OCT. 3RD & SUNDAY, OCT. 4TH - 8AM-4PM.
7740222015/09/19New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR MILWAUKEE BEER RUN. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, OCT. 24TH 8:30AM-4:00PM
7733742015/09/15New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION 2015 MILWAUKEE HEART WALK. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH 8AM-1PM.
7730402015/09/11New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR BRIGGS & AL'S RUN/WALK FOR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH 9AM-2PM.
116779312015/09/03Violation

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~~~~Perform dry standpipe 1hr hydrostatic test 200psi
7717532015/08/31New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR LEUKEMIA SOCIETY LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8TH 4M-9PM.
7703012015/08/20New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR FREE TO BREATHE RUN/WALK. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10TH 8AM-11AM.
7698542015/08/18New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR THE PRO SKI TOUR WATER SKI COMPETION. VETERANS PARK - FRIDAY, AUG 28TH 8AM-5PM AND SATURDAY, AUG 29TH 8AM-7PM.
11537022015/08/14Permit
Asbestos Project
7683892015/08/06New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR DREAM MILE RUN/WALK. VETERANS PARK - SUNDAY, AUGUST 16TH 8AM-10AM
7683942015/08/06New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUEST FOR FEEDING AMERICAN MILES FOR MEALS. VETERANS PARK - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH 6AM-1PM.
7682342015/08/05New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR SPRECHER 30TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY. JUNEAU PARK - FRIDAY, AUGUST 28TH 4-10PM AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH 12-10PM.
7665432015/07/23New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR RUN4WATER MILWAUKEE. VETERANS PARK, JULY 31ST, 4:30-7:30PM.
7663012015/07/21New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR MKE MASTERPIECE CLASSIC CAR SHOW. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 22ND & 23RD, 10AM-4PM.
11504902015/07/16Permit
Electrical-Alteration
7649342015/07/10New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR UNCF RUN/WALK FOR EDUCATION. SATURDAY, JULY 18TH 7AM-12PM
11495522015/07/03Permit
Occupancy
7641462015/07/02New Service Request
LOUD MUSIC AND NOISE FROM SUNDAY EVENING EVENTS AT THE WAR MEMORIAL LASTING UNITL MIDNIGHT.
7631932015/06/24New Service Request
TEMP NOISE VARIANCE REQUESTED FOR LIVER LIFE RUN/WALK. SATURDAY, AUGUST 1ST 6AM-4PM (NOISE PRODUCTION 8:30AM-1:30PM)
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Press Releases Referencing Milwaukee County War Memorial Center