1882: Industrial Exposition Building in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Exposition Building hosted events until it was destroyed in a fire in 1905. This would be a very versatile building, featuring a Music Hall with a seating capacity of 6,000, and presenting concerts, carnivals, expositions, festivals and gatherings of all kinds. The chief entrance was on 5th Street. The building at times had a roller rink, a bicycle racetrack, provided the first home of the Milwaukee Public Museum for a few years, and hosted a memorial for the unidentified victims of the Newhall House fire of 1883.


The new Milwaukee Industrial Exposition Building was a large one. Completed in 1881-1882 it covered the entire block bounded by 5th and 6th St. and what today is Kilbourn and State.


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KD: This building does not appear to have its own wiki page, and information is pretty scarce. Please contribute to this article with your own findings on the issue.


Stereographic elevated view of the Milwaukee Exposition Building.​