Constructed in 1920, the five-story red and cream city brick building was once home to the Milwaukee Paper Box Company, a light manufacturer of intricate candy boxes. Already on the National Register of Historic Places, Continuum was sensitive to the original industrial-style architecture. The renovation honors the building’s former function and meets the community’s housing needs. Collaborating with a historical consultant, Continuum submitted the complete package with construction drawings to the State Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service. Paper Box Lofts now includes 72 units of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, as well as a community room, children’s play area, and both indoor and outdoor parking.
CLIENT: Jackson East Development, LLC
Mayor’s Design Award, Milwaukee, 2016
Vintage Building of the Year,
Apartment Owners and Managers Association of WI, 2016