Milwaukee-Downer "Quad"

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Milwaukee-Downer "Quad"
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Milwaukee-Downer "Quad"
Location 2512 E. Hartford St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Architect Alexander C. Eschweiler
Architectural style Collegiate Gothic
NRHP reference # 74000106
Added to NRHP January 17, 1974

The Milwaukee-Downer "Quad" is a set of four buildings of collegiate Gothic architecture on the northwest corner of Hartford and Downer Avenues on the Milwaukee, Wisconsin campus of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, designed by Alexander C. Eschweiler and erected between 1897 and 1905 to house Milwaukee-Downer College. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

History[edit]

Milwaukee-Downer College moved to the site in 1899.[2] In 1964, Milwaukee-Downer College was consolidated with Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee purchased the site and it became part of the university's campus. The buildings now constitute Holton, Merrill, Johnston, and Greene Halls of UWM.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Milwaukee-Downer "Quad"". Landmark Hunter.com. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  2. ^ "Milwaukee-Downer "Quad" - Milwaukee, Wisconsin". Waymarking.com. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  3. ^ UWM map