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Milwaukee City Hall

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County of Milwaukee.
200 East Wells Street
National Register Number: 73000085
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Government - city hall. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: city hall.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 5, 2005):
Milwaukee City Hall is nationally significant as the most outstanding extant example of German Renaissance Revival architecture in the country and for its central role in the history of Socialism in the United States prior to World War I. The building also has symbolic value as the "capitol building" of the city most associated with German immigrant culture in the United States. One of the largest city halls in the country, with a Common Council Chamber that eclipses in size that of larger cities, Milwaukee City Hall is unique in its architecture. The property retains a high degree of integrity both on its interior and exterior. Recent rehabilitation projects have replaced the few exterior design elements that had been lost over time.

Structure is currently undergoing a rehabilitation of the facade. This is a multi-year project. There was a small fire on the roof apparently related to construction activity recently. Little or no damage was reported.

There are no other known changes to report.

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