Building Info

  • Address:
    720 E. Wisconsin Ave.
  • Taxkey:
    3930972000
  • Architect:
    Marshall & Fox
  • Architectural Style:
    Neo-Classical Revival
  • Status:
  • Assessment:
    $24,089,000 (2014)
  • Year Built:

The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company has its headquarters in a 1912 Neo-Classical Revival building on the eastern end of E. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee.

From Guides to Historic Milwaukee: Juneautown Walking Tour by Mary Ellen Pagel and Virginia Palmer (1965)…

Northwestern Mutual’s continued expansion has necessitated its moving to larger quarters several times since it opened its home office in Milwaukee in 1859. And on each occasion the new building has been erected in the prevailing architectural style of the period. The present home office reflects the taste for classicism on a grand scale that dominated American building design for many years after the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. In 1932 the structure was enlarged with a harmonious, if less obviously classical, addition northward to East Mason Street. This wing is eight stories in height, but its foundation was designed to carry an additional sixteen stories at some later date.

The building formerly had a rear addition (added 1932, Holabird and Root). It was, however, later demolished. A new addition was built as part of the construction of the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons.

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Building Plumbing Permit
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Plumbing-Fire Protection Permit
PWMH-19-001862019/04/26Permit
Meter Hood Requests
PWOP-19-006472019/04/26Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit
PWOP-19-006222019/04/23Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit
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Building Plumbing Permit
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ROW Occupancy Permit
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Electrical Permit
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PWOP-19-001372019/02/05Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit
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Building Plumbing Permit
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Plumbing-Fire Protection Permit
ELEC-18-086742018/12/08Permit
Electrical Permit
PWMH-18-004012018/10/24Permit
Meter Hood Requests
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ROW Occupancy Permit
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PLB-18-045812018/10/02Permit
Building Plumbing Permit
NOCC-18-016842018/09/21Permit
PLB-18-038052018/08/24Permit
Building Plumbing Permit.
PWOP-18-011572018/08/08Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit.
PWOP-18-009002018/06/20Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit.
PWEU-18-022242018/06/13Permit
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PLB-18-025882018/06/05Permit
Building Plumbing Permit.
PWOP-18-007012018/05/23Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit.
NV_PMT-18-872018/05/17Permit
Noise Variance Permit.
PWOP-18-005262018/04/28Permit
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PWOP-18-004612018/04/17Permit
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ELEC-18-021932018/04/07Permit
Electrical Permit.
PWOP-18-003332018/03/27Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit.
PWOP-18-002712018/03/17Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit.
ELEC_LV-18-000502018/03/16Permit
Low Voltage Permit.
ELEC-FA-18-000612018/03/16Permit
Fire Alarm Permit.
ELEC-18-015372018/03/15Permit
Electrical Permit.
ASBP-18-000582018/03/12Permit
Asbestos Project.
PBFS-18-003112018/03/05Permit
Plumbing-Fire Protection Permit.
HVAC-GEN-18-004082018/02/03Permit
HVAC General Permit.
ELEC_LV-18-000202018/01/29Permit
Low Voltage Permit.
HVAC-GEN-17-037472017/12/14Permit
HVAC General Permit.
COM-ALT-17-010462017/12/14Permit
Commercial Alteration Permit.
ELEV-17-001312017/09/18Permit
Elevator Permit.
PLB-17-037942017/09/07Permit
Building Plumbing Permit.
PWOP-17-007692017/06/09Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit.
PLB-17-019372017/05/10Permit
Building Plumbing Permit.
PWRS-17-000102017/01/31Permit
ROW Restoration Permit.
PWOP-17-000632017/01/25Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit.
PWOP-17-000622017/01/25Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit.
PWOP-16-016622016/12/21Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit.
PWOP-16-015692016/11/29Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit.
PWRS-16-003492016/11/23Permit
ROW Restoration Permit.
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Building data on this page, including assessment information, was last updated on April 28, 2019

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