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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Building

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1924, Frank D. Chase; 1962 addition. 333 W. State St.
  • (Photograph by Andrew Hope)
  • (Photograph by Andrew Hope)
  • (Photograph by Andrew Hope)

Trimmed with elaborate carved stone panels commemorating the history of the printing industry, this five-story pink limestone building is remarkable especially for its art. A stone frieze carved in low relief narrates the history of the communications industry from early civilization to high-speed printing presses; carved trademarks of twenty early printers appear in stone lunettes above the third-story windows; and large panels with foliate ornament enrich the spandrels in selected bays. Pedestrians can peer through large display windows along N. 4th Street to see newspapers being printed on huge high-speed presses. Another, newer printing-press room is visible from the sidewalk in an addition built in 1962 at the southwest corner of N. Old World 3rd and W. State streets.

Writing Credits

Marsha Weisiger et al.


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Marsha Weisiger et al., "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Building", [Milwaukee, Wisconsin], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Wisconsin

Buildings of Wisconsin, Marsha Weisiger and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017, 84-84.

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