Marshall Building

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  • 207 E. Buffalo Street
  • http://www.marshallbuildingmke.com
  • Hours
  • Saturday: 10am - 5pm
  • Last admittance to building: 4:30pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 5pm
  • Last admittance to building: 4:30pm
  • Architect and year: Ferry & Clas 1906
  • Photography permitted: Yes Tripod: Yes
  • Filming permitted: Yes Tripod: Yes
  • Handicapped accessible: Yes Restrooms: Yes

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. Most buildings around this time used wood- and steel-framed floors, which made construction more expensive and tedious. The cost-effective technology resulted in a sturdy, built-to-last building. 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. Home to over 25 art galleries & studios along with many other boutiques & offices, the Marshall Building has become Milwaukee’s premier destination for the Art’s & creativity.

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