Doors Open Milwaukee – City Hall

Doors Open Milwaukee – City Hall

Starting today and for the following weeks, I will be posting pictures from my tourist-ing around in downtown Milwaukee. I got to visit a lot of buildings and learn the history. I will be posting one building every Monday – and today starts with City Hall!




“City Hall has long been Milwaukee’s outstanding landmark. Built in German neo-Renaissance style, it resembles municipal buildings erected in Germany, Denmark, and the Low Countries in the late 19th century. However, the building’s trapezoid footprint makes it unique.” – Doors Open Milwaukee Website

I was waiting in line outside of City Hall for tickets, but the line was terribly long for only a small chance of getting them. I waiting for about a half hour and then decided to leave. These are the pictures I took while waiting in line and leaving.

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A lamp hanging outside the main entrance.

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A cherub, maybe, on the outside of the building.

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Beautiful grating on the side of the building.

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The fire escape from City Hall is quite exquisite.

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The trash cans are rather beautiful downtown Milwaukee, aren’t they?

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A little coffee in the morning is just what I needed to get me through this 9-5 tourist day!

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I forgot good shoes, but I was wearing my new Havaianas that my sister bought me.
[Photos and event from September 24, 2011]