Living here on Milwaukee’s East Side, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by historic architecture. And we’re even more fortunate to have interesting and fun opportunities to access these buildings and structures. The Guide to Milwaukee’s History and Architecture can give you an introduction to the wide variety of architectural styles that are scattered all over town. Inspired to check out some gorgeous buildings and see the beauty and history of Milwaukee? There are a variety of tours at your fingertips. Check out the Historic Milwaukee website and the Visit Milwaukee website to learn about and schedule your tour.
No discussion about local architecture would be complete without including the North Point Water Tower, sometimes compared to Rapunzel’s fairtytale tower. Overlooking the shores of Lake Michigan, the 175-foot Victorian Gothic-style tower was built in 1873. In 1968, Milwaukee Landmark Commission identified it as an official landmark and it is unquestionably one of the most beloved and recognizable structures in the area. Unfortunately, you can’t climb the tower but you can get pretty close to it. You can learn more about this East Side landmark; check out this On Milwaukee story.
Milwaukee365 offers walking tours of the North Point Neighborhood including the Frederick Bogk house. The only Milwaukee home totally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it was built in 1916-1917, during Wright’s Japanese period. The Gustave Pabst mansion is another famous building built in 1906-1907 for one of the heirs to the Pabst beer fortune. It’s interesting to imagine life in these historic homes via a close look at their beautiful details.
We all love our “Home Sweet Eastcastle Place Home” but did you know the Historic Building is on the prestigious list of Milwaukee’s Designated Preservation Structures?
If you’re lucky enough to live in one of the 23 apartments in This Historic Building of Eastcastle Place, you might be familiar with its history. Designed by Milwaukee architects Henry Koch and Herman Esser, the building features beautiful original woodwork, Cyril Colnik metalwork staircases and Tiffany stained glass. Among the eight different floor plans, our most distinctive apartments in The Historic Building include the Doulton and the Galleria.
We embrace our rich historic roots at Eastcastle Place and our residents and guests often marvel at the beauty and charm of our one-of-a-kind apartment homes.