Thursday, September 18, 2014

Doors Open Milwaukee: See We Energies' Public Service Building

Public Service Building lobby.
Did you know our corporate headquarters building on Michigan Street was once a railroad station? Take a trip down memory lane this weekend as We Energies participates in Doors Open Milwaukee.

See where the first electric interurban passenger trains started rolling through Milwaukee in 1905. Our Public Service Building served as the depot for the interurban system with tracks leading right through the building.

The building’s ornate neoclassical design received national praise for being among the finest in the country at the time. Admirers noted the fine materials, including matched Italian marble and Tiffany windows. In 1995, the building underwent a complete restoration and renovation. In 1998, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Visitors will tour the ornate lobby and Corporate Conference Center. New for 2014 is the grand, art deco auditorium located on the second level. Sit and relax in the auditorium while you enjoy a presentation featuring the building and company history. Informational handouts and the 2013 Cookie Book will be available for visitors.

Where: 231 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee
Saturday, Sept. 20: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 21: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Doors Open Milwaukee

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