Historic Milwaukee Inc.: Announces Eschweiler trolley tours – II

For More Information:

Laurel E. Turner

Historic Milwaukee, Inc.

Phone: (414) 277-7795

Historic Milwaukee Inc. has planned a second set of trolley tours of Eschweiler buildings on Thursday, September 16 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, September 18 from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. The tour will be narrated by Win Thrall, curator of the 2007 exhibition “Alexander Eschweiler in Milwaukee” at the Charles Allis Art Museum – the first exhibition in history to feature the work of Alexander Eschweiler. Limited edition exhibition catalogues will be available for purchase for tour-goers only.

These tours were very popular in 2007. This year they will focus on commercial buildings in the downtown as well as a selection of residences in the East Side. One step-off tour will be into the 1937 Modernist Hotel Metro once known as the Mariner Building. Another highlight has been added to end the tour. There will be a stop into the Wisconsin Architectural Archive in the Milwaukee Public Library.

The library’s Humanities Department staff members will present building research information and there will be a showing of a short DVD documenting the 2007 “Alexander Eschweiler in Milwaukee” exhibition. The Archive will have architectural renderings and Mark Heffron’s exhibition photographs on display.

Historic Milwaukee is pleased to be collaborating with event sponsors Hotel Metro and Thomas and Gabriele Eschweiler, as well as partnering with the Milwaukee Public Library and the Wisconsin Architectural Archive.

Seating is limited. $25 for HMI Members and $35 for NonMembers. For more information, call 414-277-7795 or see http://www.historicmilwukee.org

Contact: Laurel E. Turner, Program Director at (414)277-7795 or laurel@historicmilwaukee.org

About Historic Milwaukee, Inc.

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of and commitment to Milwaukee’s history, architecture, and the preservation of our built environment through education and advocacy.