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Wisconsin National Guard Armory, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsinvia Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
Old armory in eastern Wisconsin.
From the local paper:

The Wisconsin National Guard Armory was built in 1940 and is headquarters for the 1st Battalion, 120th Field Artillery and a brigade support battalion headquarters. The building was dedicated by then-Mayor W.T. Nobles “to those who serve.” The ceremony took place as the country was about to enter World War II. Maj. Gary Hildebrandt is the executive officer.

Wisconsin National Guard Armory, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
via Wisconsin Rapids Tribune

Old armory in eastern Wisconsin.

From the local paper:

The Wisconsin National Guard Armory was built in 1940 and is headquarters for the 1st Battalion, 120th Field Artillery and a brigade support battalion headquarters. The building was dedicated by then-Mayor W.T. Nobles “to those who serve.” The ceremony took place as the country was about to enter World War II. Maj. Gary Hildebrandt is the executive officer.

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Last stop: Art deco elevator grounded : Beaver Dam Daily Citizen

I love old elevators, so this story of a Deco elevator in Wisconsin caught my eye. -Wendy

After 77 years of ups and downs, the elevator at the Dodge County Administration Building — once known as the Dodge County Courthouse — fell short of expectations and stopped short of the ground floor a few weeks ago, convincing county officials the time for replacement had arrived.

Read more…

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M… Madison
State Office Building, Madison, WisconsinPhoto by Debra Jane Seltzer
When my friend Caleb was in Madison for a conference, he took some great pictures of Deco for me, including several of this grand building, so I knew when I got to M, I’d have to post another picture. This one is great capture by agilitynut, who documents architecture on Roadside Architecture.

M… Madison

State Office Building, Madison, Wisconsin
Photo by Debra Jane Seltzer

When my friend Caleb was in Madison for a conference, he took some great pictures of Deco for me, including several of this grand building, so I knew when I got to M, I’d have to post another picture. This one is great capture by agilitynut, who documents architecture on Roadside Architecture.

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G… Green Bay

Dominick Hagerty Building, Green Bay, Wisconsin
by John Begalke

Details from a building in downtown Green Bay.

From Flickr:

The Dominick Hagerty Building at 107-115 South Washington Street.

This building is listed as Record #37924 with the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Built by Dominick Hagerty in the 1920s, this Art Deco building perfectly complements the former Fox Theater to the south, having many identical design features. Faced with fluted cast stone pilasters, decorated capitals, along with an incised chevron and ray pattern, this building is one of several intact Art Deco buildings remaining downtown.

Former tenants included the IBA College of Cosmetology, and most recently the Daily Planet. It is now considered an endangered property, having been vacant for approximately one decade, and with several proposals to redevelop the site in recent years.

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Madison, WisconsinSubmitted by sailaweigh 
BEAUTIFULLY designed buidling in Madison, which (I have heard tales) is a beautiful place and a wonderful place to live.
From sailaweigh:

Currently apartment housing under the name Quisling Terrace in Madison, WI, this building started out life as a doctor’s office for the four Quisling brothers. I always loved this building, because it was my doctor’s office and the inside was so restful, with it’s graceful curving walls, aquatic-themed windows and artwork and the shiny brass handrails. It almost got demolished in 1998, but was saved by a developer who converted it into low-cost apartments for people who make only 60% of the median income in Wisconsin.

Madison, Wisconsin
Submitted by sailaweigh 

BEAUTIFULLY designed buidling in Madison, which (I have heard tales) is a beautiful place and a wonderful place to live.

From sailaweigh:

Currently apartment housing under the name Quisling Terrace in Madison, WI, this building started out life as a doctor’s office for the four Quisling brothers. I always loved this building, because it was my doctor’s office and the inside was so restful, with it’s graceful curving walls, aquatic-themed windows and artwork and the shiny brass handrails. It almost got demolished in 1998, but was saved by a developer who converted it into low-cost apartments for people who make only 60% of the median income in Wisconsin.

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Rivoli Theatre, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
by Andrew Turnbull

Isn’t this just so lovely? And read about the restoration!

From Flickr:

The Rivoli Theatre opened in January 1936, housed in a building that originally sheathed the Cedarburg General Store. From 1956 to 2006, it was owned by the Marcus cinema chain. It has been open continually, and in 2008 the original facade was restored…it looked like this before then.

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