Recent Repurposed Historic Properties
Milwaukee’s celebrated beer heritage is reflected in this conversion of two former Pabst Brewery complex buildings in downtown Milwaukee. The interior design incorporates many original elements of the building including a large stained glass window featuring a picture of the legendary patron saint of beer, King Gambrinus, original copper brewing kettles, winding staircases and a large skylight in the mezzanine area.
Opened in 2008, The Iron Horse Hotel is the transformation of a 100-year-old downtown warehouse into a modern luxury boutique hotel geared toward business travelers and motorcycle enthusiasts alike.
The Pabst brand experienced a proud homecoming to the former Pabst Brewing complex in 2017 with its renovation of a Victorian-style church built in 1874, which had formerly served as chapel, union hall, and restaurant/bar for Pabst employees. The venue is now a micro-brewery, restaurant, and bar.
Opened in late 2017, the $17 million adaptive reuse of the seven-story historic Button Block Building features 94 extended-stay hotel rooms.
A recently completed $12.4 million historic restoration converted former office space in the 137-year-old Mackie Building into 25 luxury apartments, while maintaining the Grain Exchange event space and ground floor retail.