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Milwaukee Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 18 November 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Representing one of the final stanchions of federal Romanesque architecture in the Midwest, the Milwaukee Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse, located at 517 E. Wisconsin Avenue, currently houses both a U.S. District and U.S. Bankruptcy Court and remains an exquisite example of Richardsonian Style.

It was designed by Willoughby J. Edbrooke, erected in 1892-99, and designated in 1972 as a landmark of the City of Milwaukee in recognition of its architectural and historical significance to the community.

Based on the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh, it is noted for its carved ornament exterior, its spacious atrium and "Courtroom 390," which was once called "the most distinctive courtroom in the United States."

Photo captured October 30, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/50 second F/5.6 ISO 100 20 mm

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Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Well composed shot, you lead the eye easily from left to right.
This must have looked really grand in its day.

18 Nov 2010 5:18pm

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Nice capture of the classical order of things - I like the detail, the perspective, and the way flag fits in!

18 Nov 2010 5:19pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh man I know this isn't Chicago, but I still expect to see Al Capone bounding down the steps (did he ever "bound"??) the quality of this image just has that feel - this is cool and asd always your description is second to none.

18 Nov 2010 9:24pm

Elisa from Massachusetts, United States

great composition.

18 Nov 2010 10:31pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This building has its feet firmly on the ground. No flying for it. A lovely photo.

18 Nov 2010 11:04pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

What a strong building, a beautiful architecture indeed very well captured, I like the PoV.

19 Nov 2010 1:18am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Excellent shot of this beautiful architecture...Love the perspective and details...

19 Nov 2010 3:08am

Michael Rawluk from Canada

You really bring the architecture to life.

19 Nov 2010 4:02am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful.. excellent architecture..

19 Nov 2010 9:11am

tataray from france, France

Une très belle architecture.... sur un bel angle de vue.))
DE beaux détails.

19 Nov 2010 12:07pm

Still from VALENCE, France

an other style...Fine perspective!

19 Nov 2010 8:22pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Lovely perspective ! Enjoy your weekend :)

20 Nov 2010 10:56am

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

j'aime l'angle de prise de vue et l'utilisation des lignes sur ce cliché !!
Bon week end

20 Nov 2010 4:56pm

Florence from Paris, France

Great compo Steven, enhancing this lovely classical architecture.

21 Nov 2010 1:23pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This is a very fine architectural shot . . the toning suits it perfectly, too.

21 Nov 2010 3:09pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Love the monotone on this!

23 Nov 2010 1:38pm