The National Block Building /
Milwaukee, WI

Located in the Walker’s Point Historic District at the intersection of National Avenue and 5th Street, National Block is a 130-year-old building historically used as a rooming house. The building was condemned by the City of Milwaukee and a raze order was issued on the building due to heavily deteriorated conditions. Interest in the neighborhood and the vision to maintain the historic and eclectic quality of Walker’s Point spurred our client into renovating this derelict building. The mixed-use building includes retail on the first level and a total of 12 market-rate residential units on the three floors above.

Retail spaces feature historical decorative wood ceilings and large expanses of storefront. Each residential unit is unique in layout and remains rooted in history through historical features such as wood floors, windows and decorative corridors. A portion of the roof was converted into a roof deck with expansive views of the City. 

CLIENT: True Inc. 


Milwaukee Mayors Award, 2021



Service Three

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