Milwaukee Gas Light Building
(Wisconsin Gas Building)

626 E. Wisconsin Ave.

Originally called the Milwaukee Gas Light Co., "MGL" can be seen in the metal spandrels on the building. The setbacks at upper floor levels make this a classic Art Deco design. Eschweiler & Eschweiler chose to use lighter brick colors at upper levels, making the building appear taller and "sunnier." The first 2.5 stories are faced in granite.

The lighted "weather flame" is used to indicate weather predictions; GOLD: Cold, RED: Warm weather ahead, BLUE: No change in view. Flashing means precipitation is anticipated.

Now look at the detail of the front. And here's a photo of the construction.