Valentin Blatz Brewing Company Office Building

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Valentin Blatz Brewing Company Office Building
Pano view, former Blatz office building.jpg
Panoramic view of building as seen from MSOE resident hall.
Location 1120 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Architect H. Paul Schnetzky
Architectural style Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 83003404
Added to NRHP March 31, 1983

The Valentin Blatz Brewing Company Office Building was built in 1890 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. It was originally home to the offices of the Valentin Blatz Brewing Company. The building today is owned and operated by the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and known as the Alumni Partnership Center.[1] It was designed by architect Paul Schnetzky in Romanesque style and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The building is currently home to the MSOE Marketing, Alumni Affairs, and Development departments. It serves as a meeting place for MSOE alumni and as the current home to the Man at Work Collection.[1]

The building was home at one time to the Beer Baron Restaurant. It features an image painted in the ceiling window that includes Joseph Schlitz, Frederick Miller, Frederick Pabst, and Valentin Blatz with Gottlieb Heileman painted, but in the distance. This is reportedly because Heileman did not build his brewery in Milwaukee. Blatz's face is a cut-out, which could be removed for him to look down upon his workers from his office.

An interesting feature of the building is that it's built to 3/4 scale. Valentin was sensitive about his small stature and had the smaller building designed so that he didn't feel overwhelmed by the typical large office buildings of the time.

The office building features a three-story walk-in safe.

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  1. ^ a b Alumni Partnership Center, Milwaukee School of Engineering, retrieved November 7, 2006.

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