Building Info

W. Court Street and the Golda Meir School
  • Address:
    1555 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
  • Taxkey:
    3610204100
  • Architect:
    Henry C. Koch
  • Architectural Style:
    Romanesque
  • Status:
  • Assessment:
    Tax-Exempt
  • Year Built:

Originally known as the Fourth Street School. Later renamed in honor of Golda Meir who attended the school from 1906 to 1912.

From the 1981 Landmarks Commission/Department of City Development report…

The Golda Meir School is exceptional both for its architectural excellence and historical associations. Designed by Henry C. Koch and company, the school is a handsome example of Richardsonian Romanesque’ style architecture. The school was built in 1890 on the site of the previous Sixth District School, in the area that was once known as Uihlein’s Hill was a fashionable if not exclusive nineteeth-century neighborhood near the Joseph Schlitz Brewing company. The prose parity of the neighborhood was reflected in the school’s rich detailing which combined robust brick of differing patterns, cut-stone lentils and foundation blocks, terracotta panels displaying the Uihlein’s symbol, an owl, and numerous brained glass windows.

Historically, the school first Served the city’s German elite, (then Jewish immigrants from Poland and Russia and more recently the black community: It’s most noteworthy student was the late Golda Meir. former prime minister of Israel. Mrs Meir attended the school from 1906 to 1912, graduating as the valedictorian of her class at the age of 14 She visited the school in 1969 on a trip to Milwaukee. In 1979 the school was renamed in her honor.

Having undergone a thorough renovation in 1976 supervised by the firm of Brust-Zimmerman, Inc., the Golda Meir School continues to serve the community as an elementary school for gifted and talented students.

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PWEU-18-007922018/02/26Permit
ROW Excavation Utility.
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Building data on this page, including assessment information, was last updated on April 28, 2019

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