Robert Marshall Building
- 207 E. Buffalo Street
- Saturday: 10am - 5pm
- Sunday: NOT OPEN
- Photography permitted: Yes Tripod: Yes
George Ferry and Alfred Clas were the masterminds behind the Marshall Building. The box-like shape and arched pavilions were common features of many warehouses at that time, yet the way it was constructed was groundbreaking. The pair also helped erect such esteemed structures as the Pabst Mansion, Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist tower, Cudahy Tower and Milwaukee Public Central Library.
Built in 1906-07, the Marshall Building was a test project for Claude A.P. Turner’s pioneering construction method. Otherwise known as the Turner System or the Spiral Mushroom System, it used flat-slab concrete floors that were supported by mushroom-headed columns and reinforced with steel rebar. Today, the Marshall Building is the world’s oldest existing example of Claude A.P. Turner’s Mushroom System and is a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
Located in the heart of Milwaukee’s vibrant Historic Third Ward, the Marshall Building is a century-old warehouse conversion boasting contemporary amenities and historic charm. Just steps from the Milwaukee Riverwalk, it is home to over 25 art galleries/studios, boutiques and offices. The Marshall building has become THE destination for the art scene in Milwaukee due to its talented & creative tenant roster.