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The Wisconsin Club would look great on your tree.
The Wisconsin Club would look great on your tree.

The Wisconsin Club, this year's Milwaukee Downtown ornament

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My Milwaukee worlds often collide and I love it. Smallwaukee, right? 

This Christmas and holiday season is no different, as Milwaukee Downtown, the business improvement district in Downtown Milwaukee, is selling its annual ornament. For 2016, the ornament depicts the Wisconsin Club. 

Located at 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., the building is a true Milwaukee treasure and the former home of Alexander Mitchell, the Scottish-born banker, railroad financier and politician who built the house in 1848. Since 1895 when The Deutscher Club moved into it, the building has been home to the private Wisconsin Club. It’s beautiful and an amazing part of the city’s history. 

I’m honored to serve on the board of directors at the Wisconsin Club, and happy that Beth Weirick and her team at Milwaukee Downtown selected it for this year’s ornament.  Milwaukee Downtown and Weirick have helped power Downtown’s renaissance and OnMilwaukee has been a proud partner since its very first days. My Milwaukee worlds are always colliding, you see. I love it. 

Need a Milwaukee ornament for your tree or home? You do. Buy this year’s here or choose from any of the past 10 years, too. Each is unique and a fitting part of Milwaukee’s history.

The 2016 Wisconsin Club ornament is available for $19.95. A limited number of past editions are available for $24.95. Shipping and handling is $2.95 per ornament.

Save on postage, if you'd like, by buying the ornaments at Milwaukee Downtown, 600 E. Wells St. (414-220-4700), Kloiber Jewelers, 777 E. Wisconsin Ave. (414-276-2457), or Urban Milwaukee, 755 N. Milwaukee St. (414-395-0632). Call ahead for hours of operation.

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