Inspired by the urban street photography featured in "Street Seen: The Psychological Gesture in American Photography 1940-1959" at the Milwaukee Art Museum, I will share a snapshot of a Milwaukee landmark each day for the 10 days leading up to "MAM After Dark"on March 12.
Yesterday’s photo: City Hall
It was architect Henry C. Koch's vision that resulted in the design and construction of Milwaukee's City Hall in 1895. Following the German Renaissance Revival style, the building features "Flemish" gables with curved consoles,
piers rising to finials and sculptural ornament. City Hall and several surrounding buildings make up the greatest concentration of this type of architecture in the country.
City Hall underwent two years of renovation including a rebuild of the bell tower and brick lay work. The building was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and declared a National Historic Landmark in 2005.
Want to participate in today’s photo? Taken from unique angles, your task is to figure out which iconic Milwaukee building is in the photograph. The pictures will start out easy but get progressively more challenging, so submit your best guess and check back daily to find yesterday’s reveal. Ready to start? Just click here.
Click below to receive a coupon for $2 off admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum. Participate and you will be entered to win a prize pack featuring two free tickets to the Milwaukee Art Museum, two tickets to the "MAM After Dark" event on March 12 and a $50 gift card to Ward's House of Prime. The more you participate, the better chance you have to win.
"Street Seen," on view through April 25, examines post–World War II street photography in New York and offers an unforgettable look into a pivotal moment in our history. For more information, visit mam.org/streetseen.
OnMilwaukee.com staff writer Maureen Post grew up in Wauwatosa. A lover of international and urban culture, Maureen received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
After living on the east side of Madison for several years, Maureen returned to Milwaukee in 2006.
After a brief stint of travel, Maureen joined OnMilwaukee.com as the city’s oldest intern and has been hooked ever since. Combining her three key infatuations, Milwaukee’s great music, incredible food and inspiring art (and yes, in that order), Maureen’s job just about fits her perfectly.
Residing in Bay View, Maureen vehemently believes the city can become fresh and new with a simple move across town.