Building Info

SOSH Offices
  • Address:
    324 E. Wisconsin Ave.
  • Taxkey:
  • Status:
  • Assessment:
    $3,516,000 (2014)
  • Year Built:
  • Size:
    117,166 square-feet

The Wells Building is a 15-story office building in Downtown Milwaukee. It’s highly recognizable not only because of its prominent location on the intersection of N. Milwaukee St. and E. Wisconsin Ave., but because the top of the building is significantly different than the bottom because of a removed cornice and significantly altered facade.

The building is classified by the city assessor as a Class B office building.

The first-floor of the building is occupied by a Cousins Subs shop as well as . The Milwaukee Athletic Club was located in the building from 1902 until they moved to their current home in 1917.

The building serves as a large connection point for internet service in the Milwaukee area and is featured prominently in the book Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet.

The building was built by Daniel Wells, for whom Wells St. is also named. The building was sold by Wells’ estate to Towne Realty (today Zilber Ltd) in 1970, long after Wells’ himself had passed. In 2011, Zilber sold the building to Ascendant Holdings LLC, led by Eric Nordeen and Matthew Prescott, for $2.9 million. At the time of the transaction the building was approximately 40% occupied.

As of late 2013, Ascendant has invested $3.5 million in the property, including on a new heating and air conditioning system.

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Activity

IDDateTypeDescription
TANK-16-000172016/11/03Permit
Tank Permit.
11820202016/06/22Permit
Plumbing-New
11813372016/06/18Permit
Plumbing-Alteration
11806532016/06/08Permit
Alteration
121094912016/05/26Violation
FIRE PREVENTION
~~Test monitored fire alarm system annually
~~Test emergency lighting system and keep report
~~Maintain fire safety and/or evacuation plan
11793052016/05/24Permit
Fire Alarm-New Install
11793062016/05/24Permit
Fire Suppression r
7984012016/05/21New Service Request
Inspect life safety systems in building due to recent fire. check alarm dates and report
7982122016/05/20New Service Request
Fire Alarm Report
7962372016/05/05New Service Request
Please conduct BPIP inspection for case #33777, for indoor substation/distribution equipment facility
11754782016/04/15Permit
Low Voltage-New Install
11743362016/04/05Permit
Power Piping
11728002016/03/18Permit
Air Conditioning
11728012016/03/18Permit
Distribution Sys(ductwork)
11709392016/03/02Permit
Plumbing-Alteration
11712552016/03/01Permit
Electrical-New
11710532016/02/26Permit
Alteration
11710522016/02/26Permit
Occupancy
119348212016/02/06Violation

~~11TH FLOOR
~~~~Provide a performance test report for the rpp bfp
~~15TH FLR MEZZ
~~~~Provide a performance test report for the rpp bfp
11686942016/01/28Permit
Temporary Occupancy
11667722016/01/07Permit
Air Conditioning
11667732016/01/07Permit
Air Handling Units,VAV box
11667742016/01/07Permit
Distribution Sys(ductwork)
11661462015/12/29Permit
Occupancy
11657432015/12/21Permit
Asbestos Project
11651262015/12/15Permit
Electrical-New
11648742015/12/11Permit
Plumbing-Repair
11638262015/12/01Permit
Alteration
11610112015/10/30Permit
Low Voltage-New Install
11599002015/10/20Permit
Air Conditioning
11599012015/10/20Permit
Distribution Sys(ductwork)
117362012015/10/06Violation
FIRE PREVENTION
~~Service suppression system
~~Test monitored fire alarm system annually
~~Provide a certificate of critical exam for fire es
11564732015/09/15Permit
Electrical-New
11563452015/09/15Permit
Alteration
11563072015/09/15Permit
Occupancy
11559412015/09/09Permit
Alteration
11554632015/09/03Permit
Plumbing-Alteration
11554642015/09/03Permit
Plumbing-Alteration
11553282015/09/01Permit
Electrical-New
11512822015/07/22Permit
Fire Suppression r
11462382015/06/03Permit
Electrical-New
11462362015/06/03Permit
Occupancy
11382772015/03/07Permit
Plumbing-Seal/Abandon
7491592015/02/14New Service Request
Please verify if building is vacant
7472962015/01/23New Service Request
Citation #DNS011151451, was litigated noncompliance, fined $555, default.
111514512014/10/23Violation
~~Failure to prevent exposure of the public and environment to asbestos. / 66-12-9-k /
11175572014/07/24Permit
Asbestos Project
11056382014/04/02Permit
Electrical-New
11042032014/03/18Permit
Electrical-New
11035142014/03/10Permit
Plumbing-Repair
11032502014/03/06Permit
Occupancy
11032482014/03/06Permit
Alteration
11022362014/02/24Permit
Other Heating
106535412014/01/22Violation
Maintain sys/equip in operable conditionBasementPerform fire pump performance tests for inspector
10681932013/04/02Permit
Occupancy
98514012012/11/13Violation
FIRE PREVENTION
      Post occupancy certificate
      Exit signs shall be illuminated
      Service fire extinguisher(s)
      Test emergency lighting system and keep report
IDDateDescriptionType