Walk 1 – Building 8
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Wisconsin Gas Building
626 East Wisconsin Avenue
Architects: Eschweiler and Eschweiler 1929-1930
The 20-story is an excellent example of the setback Art Deco skyscraper. It was designed by the Milwaukee architectural firm, Eschweiler and Eschweiler.
The two-story base in made of Morton Gneiss (Rainbow Granite). The quarry has been in operation for over eighty years. In the 1920s, it was purchased by the Rockville Granite Company, the present Cold Spring Granite Company. The pinkish buff stone used for trim and ornamentation at the setback levels is Mankato-Kasota Limestone, a Minnesota River valley limestone quarried north of Mankato, Minnesota.