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Building of the week—Waukesha County Manufacturing Company / Waukesha Motor Company

 

 

Key Project Information

Address:                              139 E North Street, Waukesha WI

Year Built:                            1866

Architectural Style:          Commercial Vernacular

Historical Use:                   Warehouse

Constructed in 1866 as a wool storage warehouse for the Waukesha County Manufacturing Company, which operated a woolen mill on the opposite side of North Street.  It was purchased by the operators of the Blue Front Garage in 1906, a business which would evolve into the Waukesha Motor Company which produced internal combustion engines.

 

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/WHPD-Images/web/39773.jpg

 

This building has seen a variety of tenants over the years, but is currently owned by Image Makers, who remodeled the building into their offices in the 1990s, and installed the new windows and storefront.

 

 

References:

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Property/HI88084

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