Streetcar MKE Streetcar "The Hop": City Hall (Wells Street) Area

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City Hall (Wells Street)
Hop Stop: Milwaukee at Wells St (northbound)
Hop Stop: Broadway at Wells St (southbound)
The Hop has two platforms in the Wells Street / City Hall area: one platform is for southbound travel on N Broadway north of E Wells St. The other platform, for northbound travel, is on N Milwaukee St north of E Wells St.

Area Maps: Google / Bing / OpenStreetMap

Dining and Drinks

Shopping Performing Arts
  • The Rep, 108 E Wells St: includes the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater, the Stiemke Theater, and the Stackner Cabaret
  • The Pabst Theater, 144 E Wells St; historic performing arts stage; architect Otto Strack; created by Captain Frederick Pabst; National Register of Historic Places; National Historic Landmark
  • Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N Water St: includes Vogel Hall, Uihlein Hall, Todd Wehr Theater, Peck Pavilion (be very cautious when crossing Water Street or Kilbourn Avenue to get here)
Parks / Open Space / Greenspace
  • Red Arrow Park, 920 N Water St: a county park with a winter ice-skating rink and a year-round coffeeshop (Starbucks)
Art or Sculpture
  • The Bronz Fonz: by the southeast corner of the Wells Street Bridge across the Milwaukee River; a statue of Henry Winkler who portrayed the character "Fonzie" on the television show "Happy Days" which had a fictional Milwaukee setting; this is about a 4 minute walk west of the streetcar platform at Broadway and Wells, about 300 meters
Medical Services Media Personal Services Government Services Spiritual
  • Old Saint Mary's, 836 N Broadway: Roman Catholic parish; National Register of Historic Places
City Hall (Wells Street) Hotel / Lodging Business, Mailing, or Printing Services Financial Services Coworking Space
  • Expansive Workspace, 790 N Milwaukee St: private offices, suites, coworking space, virtual office, meeting rooms
Events
  • Gallery Night MKE a quarterly celebration of art
  • Doors Open Milwaukee, an annual celebration of architecture, places, culture, and history involving more than 170 sites
  • mke Downtown events; includes Downtown Dining Week, Sculpture Milwaukee, Holiday Lights Festival, and more
  • Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N Broadway: 12-story building, 160.0 feet, 48.8 meters, completed 1917; refurbished 2021; private athletic club with residential apartments; a secret bar (The Elephant Room) is open to the public at certain times
Historic Sites
  • Old Saint Mary's, 836 N Broadway: Roman Catholic parish; National Register of Historic Places
  • Milwaukee City Hall, 200 E Wells St: 15-story building, bell tower 353.0 feet, 107.6 meters; historic building completed in 1895 with 108-meter bell tower; world's tallest habitable structure until 1899; National Register of Historic Places; National Historic Landmark
  • The Pabst Theater, 144 E Wells St; historic performing arts stage; architect Otto Strack; created by Captain Frederick Pabst; National Register of Historic Places; National Historic Landmark
Noted Tall Buildings
  • Cathedral Square Building, 788 N Jefferson St : 8-story building, 101.9 feet, 31.1 meters, completed 1968
  • Cathedral Place, 555 E Wells St: 19-story building, 266.3 feet, 81.2 meters, completed 2004
  • Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N Broadway: 13-story building, 169.6 feet, 51.7 meters, completed 1960
  • St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (steeple), 844 N Broadway: 1-story building, 150.0 feet, 45.7 meters, completed 1866
  • 330 Kilbourn (NW tower), 330 E Kilbourn Ave: 14-story building, 178.3 feet, 54.3 meters, completed 1982
  • 330 Kilbourn (SE tower), 330 E Kilbourn Ave: 14-story building, 178.3 feet, 54.3 meters, completed 1984
  • Milwaukee Center Bldg, 139 E Kilbourn Ave: 10-story building, 127.4 feet, 38.8 meters, completed 1987
  • 1000 N Water St, 1000 N Water St: 16-story building, 296.0 feet, 90.2 meters, completed 1991
  • MGIC Headquarters Building, 250 E Kilbourn Ave: 10-story building, 127.4 feet, 38.8 meters, completed 1972
  • Milwaukee Center, 111 E Kilbourn Ave: 28-story building, 426.0 feet, 129.8 meters, completed 1988
  • Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N Broadway: 12-story building, 160.0 feet, 48.8 meters, completed 1917; refurbished 2021; private athletic club with residential apartments; a secret bar (The Elephant Room) is open to the public at certain times
  • Milwaukee City Hall, 200 E Wells St: 15-story building, bell tower 353.0 feet, 107.6 meters; historic building completed in 1895 with 108-meter bell tower; world's tallest habitable structure until 1899; National Register of Historic Places; National Historic Landmark
  • BMO Harris Bank Building, 770 N Water St: 21-story building, 277.0 feet, 84.4 meters, completed 1969
  • BMO Tower, 790 N Water St: 25-story building, 328.0 feet, 100 meters
  • Underwriter's Exchange Building, 828 N Broadway: 9-story building, 114.6 feet, 34.9 meters, completed 1924
  • City Hall Square Apartments, 104 E Mason St: 8-story building, 115.0 feet, 35.1 meters, completed 1909
  • The Grain Exchange, 741 N Milwaukee St: 9-story building, 104.0 feet, 31.7 meters, completed 1935
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