Eschweiler Excursions Part II
Historic Milwaukee Inc. has planned a second set of trolley tours of Eschweiler buildings on Thursday, September 16 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, September 18 from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. The tour will be narrated by Win Thrall, curator of the 2007 exhibition “Alexander Eschweiler in Milwaukee” at the Charles Allis Art Museum – the first exhibition in history to feature the work of Alexander Eschweiler. Limited edition exhibition catalogues will be available for purchase for tour-goers only.
This year the tour will focus on commercial buildings in the downtown as well as a selection of residences in the East Side. One step-off tour will be into the 1937 Art Moderne, Hotel Metro once known as the Mariner Building to get a great view of the Telephone Building from the Hotel’s rooftop. Another highlight has been added to end the tour. There will be a stop into the Wisconsin Architectural Archive in the Milwaukee Public Library.
The library’s Humanities Department staff members will present building research information
and there will be a showing of a short DVD documenting the 2007 “Alexander Eschweiler in Milwaukee” exhibition.
The Archive will have architectural renderings and Mark Heffron’s exhibition photographs on display.
Historic Milwaukee is pleased to be collaborating with event sponsors Hotel Metro and Thomas and Gabriele Eschweiler, as well as partnering with the Milwaukee Public Library and the Wisconsin Architectural Archive.
Attendance is limited and these are popular tours so sign up early!
Seating is limited. $25 for HMI Members and $35 for NonMembers.