Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Pfister Hotel, About 1910

Pfister and Milwaukee Club buildings still survive. Both have famous designers.

By - Feb 23rd, 2016 12:03 pm

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4 thoughts on “Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Pfister Hotel, About 1910”

  1. exchilango says:

    Of all the images you’ve published here, this is the most evocative. Lovely! So easy to imagine yourself on the street a hundred years ago …

  2. Tom W says:

    Here’s a Google Street View taken in 2011 of the same view: Thanks for posting this, Jeff!

  3. Sharon says:

    Isn’t the building across the street still the same? The red brick building directly east of the entrance.

  4. Bill Kissinger says:

    I second @exchilango’s vote. Wonderful image. @Sharon, the red brick building is the Milwaukee Club building described in the article.
    Perhaps one quibble with the story, though. I have seen many images of the main lobby if the hotel with a vast skylight where the gilded vaulted ceiling is now. I don’t know if the change was made by Marcus, but it dramatically altered the character of the original building. One could also argue that the kitschy addition & tower also compromises the original.

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