Paper Box Lofts / Milwaukee, WI

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.  

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