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  • Address:
    2320 N. Cramer St.
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  • Architect:
    HGA
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  • Assessment:
    Tax-Exempt
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East Library branch of the Milwaukee Public Library. Located within The Standard at East Library. Replaced the former stand-alone East Library building.

Organized as a condominium within The Standard.

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ZIP MKE Photos Celebrate the City at Mill Road Library
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ZIP MKE Photos Celebrate the City at Mill Road Library

New Photos, Alderwoman Lewis, and Spoken Word Kick Off New Gallery in 53218

ZIP MKE Photos Travel to Tippecanoe Library
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ZIP MKE Photos Travel to Tippecanoe Library

New Photos and Guest Speakers Bring Milwaukee to 53207

Milwaukee Arts Board Releases Applications for 2016 Project Grant Cycle
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Milwaukee Arts Board Releases Applications for 2016 Project Grant Cycle

MAB encourages requests for funding from not-for-profit arts organizations offering arts programs, exhibits or performances that are open and accessible to the people of Milwaukee.

Town Hall Meeting Invitation from Alderman Nik Kovac
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Town Hall Meeting Invitation from Alderman Nik Kovac

Alderman Nik Kovac invites you to attend a 3rd District town hall meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2nd at the East Library (2320 N Cramer Street).

Mayor Tom Barrett’s 2014 State of the City Address
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Mayor Tom Barrett’s 2014 State of the City Address

Milwaukee February 24, 2014 As Prepared for Delivery

Building Info

East Library Entrance
  • Address:
    2320 N. Cramer St.
  • Taxkey:
  • Architect:
    HGA
  • Status:
  • Assessment:
    Tax-Exempt
  • Year Built:

Milwaukee Public Library building demolished starting in July 2013, replaced by The Standard at East Library. The building was completed in 1968, and had reached functional obsolescence. As the neighborhood density increased, it became feasible for the library to be replaced by a new facility built by a private developer with a private, tax-paying use above (apartments). This was the second library to be replaced in such fashion, the first being the Villard Square Library.

A temporary library opened at 2430 N. Murray Ave. during the demolition/construction phase in early July 2013. An “I Closed the East Library” event occurred on June 22nd, 2013 with attendees being given an “I Closed the East Library” magnet.

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Town Hall Meeting Invitation from Alderman Nik Kovac
Press Release

Town Hall Meeting Invitation from Alderman Nik Kovac

Alderman Nik Kovac invites you to attend a 3rd District town hall meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2nd at the East Library (2320 N Cramer Street).

Hard Hat Tour: Inside Tippecanoe Library
Hard Hat Tour

Inside Tippecanoe Library

Renovated library set to reopen Dec. 12th, looks drastically improved.

Weekly Happy Hour: Hotel Foster (The Sequel)
Weekly Happy Hour

Hotel Foster (The Sequel)

East Side bar has a special happy hour for Milwaukee Film Festival goers, plus film/drink pairings.

Plats and Parcels: Mayor’s Design Awards
Plats and Parcels

Mayor’s Design Awards

The 2015 Mayor's Design Awards recognized projects big and small from across the city.

Plenty of Horne: Downer Avenue Stalled by Joel Lee?
Plenty of Horne

Downer Avenue Stalled by Joel Lee?

City officials meet with neighbors about Downer Avenue, a thriving retail strip with one huge problem: Landlord Joel Lee's foreclosed properties.

Plenty of Horne: Huge Turnout for East Library Opening
Plenty of Horne

Huge Turnout for East Library Opening

It was a truly an East Side event, and a crowd with tons of notables celebrated history in the making.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New East Library is a Jewel
Eyes on Milwaukee

New East Library is a Jewel

Wow, what an improvement. Our photos capture the technology-rich and architecturally impressive new library

Doors Open: Inside the Standard at East Library
Doors Open

Inside the Standard at East Library

Our photos capture the interior of a one-bedroom apartment, its great views, and the rooftop deck.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Developer Slays NIMBY Objectors
Eyes on Milwaukee

Developer Slays NIMBY Objectors

Why East Side development can move so slowly. And when developers can bypass the neighbors.

East Library Closed Saturday, July 19TH
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East Library Closed Saturday, July 19TH

East Library Temporary Location Will Be Closed For Electrical Maintenance Tomorrow

Friday Photos: Standard Nears Completion
Friday Photos

Standard Nears Completion

A new, state of the art library, 99 apartments and new retail space will be the result.

Ray Chi Selected to Commission Public Art at East Library
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Ray Chi Selected to Commission Public Art at East Library

Milwaukee Artist’s Concepts Will Activate Space on Cramer and North Avenue

Milwaukee Public Library to Host Artist Presentations Tuesday, February 4th
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Milwaukee Public Library to Host Artist Presentations Tuesday, February 4th

Four Project Finalists Will Present Public Art Concepts for New Library

East Library Resumes Normal Hours Today, January 24th
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East Library Resumes Normal Hours Today, January 24th

East Library is open today from 10:00 am-6:00 pm.

Finalists Chosen for East Branch Public Art Project
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Finalists Chosen for East Branch Public Art Project

The Milwaukee Public Library Selects Four Local Artists To Present Plans for Third Public Art Installation

Placemaking Opportunity at the Library
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Placemaking Opportunity at the Library

Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Artists for Art Project at New East Branch

Artists Chosen for Milwaukee Public Library East Branch Public Art Project
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Artists Chosen for Milwaukee Public Library East Branch Public Art Project

Local Artists Awarded Two Commissions for Internal Public Art Works

East Library’s Herman Miller Eames Furnishings to be Auctioned to Fund Public Art at New East Branch
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East Library’s Herman Miller Eames Furnishings to be Auctioned to Fund Public Art at New East Branch

Milwaukee’s Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Will Hold First of Four Auctions Including Furnishings on July 25th

Photo Gallery: Temporary East Library Opens
Photo Gallery

Temporary East Library Opens

It's just a block and a half away from the old library, and as Mayor Barrett demonstrated at its opening, you can still check out books.

Calling Local Artists!
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Calling Local Artists!

Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Artists for Public Art Project at New East Branch

Friday Photos: Say Goodbye to East Library
Friday Photos

Say Goodbye to East Library

East Library building closes as new temporary library takes shape around the corner.

Milwaukee Public Library’s East Library Will Relocate to Temporary Facility This Summer and Hold Public Meeting on Design in April
East Library Design Public Meeting
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East Library Design Public Meeting

The Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) will hold a public meeting TOMORROW, December 11th on the new East Library design.

East Library Design Meeting
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East Library Design Meeting

The Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, December 11th on the new East Library design.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Did Donovan Make Bauman Soil His Pants?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Did Donovan Make Bauman Soil His Pants?

Another week, another Ald. Donovan anti-streetcar press conference. Plus: will the Bucks get a new owner and new arena? And: East Side zoning changes and the return of the Downtown Trolley loop.

East Library Gains Zoning Approval, Rest of District Held

East Library Gains Zoning Approval, Rest of District Held

Residents are still a little restive about it, but the East Side's buildings are likely to get a little higher, to judge by the results of today's City Plan Commission meeting.

City Land Sale for East Library Redevelopment Held at Committee

City Land Sale for East Library Redevelopment Held at Committee

At the March 27th, 2012 meeting of the Public Works Committee, the committee briefly took up the purchase agreement between the City of Milwaukee and HSI Properties, LLC, which had it been approved, would have been the next step in the city's effort redevelop the East Library site.

East Library Redevelopment Advances at City Plan Commission (Renderings)

East Library Redevelopment Advances at City Plan Commission (Renderings)

Following the model of the Villard Square Library redevelopment, The Board of Trustees of the Milwaukee Public Library selected HSI Properties, LLC proposal for a mixed-use building to replace the current East Library. The project took an important step forward yesterday as an associated land sale, and land vacation were recommend for approval at the City Plan Commission meeting.

East Library Redevelopment Update and Estimated Schedule

East Library Redevelopment Update and Estimated Schedule

A public meeting was held at Milwaukee Public Library's East Library last night to present updates and answer questions on East Library redevelopment proposal.

HSI/WiRED Properties Proposal Picked for East Library

HSI/WiRED Properties Proposal Picked for East Library

The Milwaukee Public Library Board of Trustee’s Building and Development Committee met at the East Library on Wednesday night to hear final proposals from the three respondents to the East Library Redevelopment RFP. Following a closed session for deliberations, the Building and Development Committee voted to move the proposal from HSI Properties forward to the full Library Board.

Mixed-Use East Library Proposals Meet the Neighbors

Mixed-Use East Library Proposals Meet the Neighbors

Wednesday night, Alderman Nik Kovac held a public meeting to allow feedback to be voiced regarding the three proposed alternatives for the redevelopment of the one-story East Library into a mixed-use facility. The meeting was a follow-up to a meeting last November discussing the potential of issuing a request-for-proposal (RFP) for the redevelopment of the East Library site. Attendees at the meeting were provided with an update on the process and allowed to ask questions about the process and proposals. The predictable East Side public meeting questions were aired, but which, if any, of the proposals will be selected?

A Mixed-Use Library to Replace the East Library?

A Mixed-Use Library to Replace the East Library?

Alderman Nik Kovac, whose district includes the East Library on 1910 E. North Avenue, held a public meeting on November 11th to solicit feedback on the proposal of converting the one-story, single-use library into a mixed-use building.The meeting, which was held at the East Library meeting room, attracted a standing-room only crowd, and included representatives from the Library Board (of which Kovac is a member), the Department of City Development, and the Mayor's office

Close the Libraries?  Lease the Water Works?

Close the Libraries? Lease the Water Works?

Massive layoffs, extended furloughs, service cuts, significant tax and fee increases all are possibilities in the next year for the City of Milwaukee. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but with the gap in the pension fund, a decline in the assessed value of property in the city, and a likely decline in state shared revenue the fiscal picture for the City of Milwaukee doesn't look so bright. At today's Common Council meeting the debate around a snow and ice fee increase and the furloughing of city employees were brought about by this startling economic outlook for the City of Milwaukee.