Tag Archives: Blatz Brewing Bottle House

Down to the Bone

MSOE’s Campus Center building, originally the Valentin Blatz Brewing Co. Bottle House, is getting some major restoration work done. Windows are being replaced, as is apparently much of the exterior facade. Today I noticed that that the work seems to … Continue reading

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Red Light, Green Light

As reflected in the second-floor window of the MSOE Campus Center across the street from my office around 5:45 last night 😄

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Tree Climbing

Just a shadow that caught my eye around noon today. I like how the tree seems to be growing out of the doorway and spreading up the wall. I’ve seen whimsical fairy/gnome doorways in trees before . . . But this … Continue reading

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Architectural Correspondence

A random thought as I looked across the street while waiting for the light. MSOE’s Campus Center was once the Blatz Brewing Bottle House. Doesn’t that row of vertical stone columns rounding the corner look a bit like a string … Continue reading

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Three Views of the Val. Blatz Brewing Bottle House (MSOE Campus Center)

Light changes the appearance of things, as shown in these photos I took yesterday. What initially caught my eye was the gleam that obliterated detail as sunlight hit the stone tiles above the windows. (Update: I noticed a few days later, … Continue reading

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Val. Blatz Brewing Company – 1901 / 1946 / 2015

It was the lines that got me.  I’ve passed this way so many times, but for some reason the strongly oppositional vertical and horizontal lines had never presented themselves so starkly before.  So I had to get out my phone … Continue reading

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Milwaukee City Hall – Morning Reflection

Taken with my iPhone about 8:15 a.m. at the corner of Broadway and State, from inside a vestigial entryway of the old Blatz Brewing Bottle House (now MSOE’s Campus Center) so I could avoid lens flare in a spot sheltered from … Continue reading

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