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
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.