Archive of all Old and Current Buildings

Below every building and the juxtaposition between what was there in 1960 and what can be currently found there in 2019 can be found sorted by blocks.

  1. Block 218: 16th to 15th, Kilbourn to Wells  
  2. Block 211: 15th to 14th, Kilbourn to Wells 
  3. Block 208: 14th to 13th, Kilbourn to Wells 
  1. Block 192: 12th to 11th, Kilbourn to Wells

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      • Then: Residence// Now: Empty Residence  
      • This used to be a residence, now the building is still up but no business or residence is using the building.
    • 855 North 11th Street
      • Then: Class Mineral Bath Company// Now: Parking Lot
      • This used to be where the Class Mineral Bath Company had an office and operated out of and is now a parking lot.
    • 845 North 11th Street
      • Then: Lawyer Buildings Company// Now: Cross Law Firm S.C.
      • The Lawyer Building Company used to be here, now in the same building, there is a different law practice, Cross Law Firm S.C. practice from the building.
    • 839 North 11th Street
      • Then: Marian Home// Now: Chudnow Museum
      • This used to be the Marian Home which was a residence and is how the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, focusing on history in the interwar period.
    • 827 North 11th Street
      • Then: Trustee Kilbourn Lodge Number Three// Now: Kappa Sigma Fraternity House
      • What used to be the Trustee Kilbourn Lodge Number Three which was a meeting place and Masonic Temple for the Freemasons, is now the house for the Kappa Sigma fraternity in the same building.
    • 823 North 11th Street
      • Then: Eleventh Reality Company// Now: Catholic Financial Life Parking Structure
      • The Eleventh Realty Company’s office used to be what is now the entrance to the Catholic Financial Life parking structure.
    • 815 North 11th Street 
      • Then: Residence// Now: Catholic Financial Life Parking Structure
      • Where this residence used to be is now the entrance to the Catholic Financial Life parking structure.
    • 1102 West Wells Street
      • Then: Apartments// Now: Catholic Financial Life Building and Entrance
      • Where apartments used to be is now the entrance to the Catholic Financial Life building.
    • 1116 West Wells Street
      • Then: Businesses// Now: Sweeney’s Books and Catholic Financial Life Building
      • What used to be several small businesses: list here, is now the Catholic Financial Life Building and Sweeney’s books.
    • 1120 West Wells Street 
      • Then: Mark’s Grocery// Now: Green Space
      • Where Mark’s Grocery used to be on the corner of Wells and 12th street is now a green space.
    • 818 North 12th Street 
      • Then: Parking Lot// Now: Green Space
      • Where a parking lot for local businesses used to be, is now a green space and parking lot.
    • 830 North 12th Street
      • Then: Billboards// Now: Parking Lot
      • Where billboards used to block part of a parking lot, is now an exposed parking lot.
    • 836 North 12th Street
      • Then: Mount Sinai Hospital Association// Now: Copy Supplies
      • Where the Mount Sinai Hospital Association used to be located is roughly where the Copy Supplies building is today.
    • 1136 West Kilbourn Ave 
      • Then: Marquette Alumnae House// Now: Parking Lot for Copying Supples
      • What was once the Marquette Alumnae House is now being used as a parking lot for Copying Supplies.
  1. Block 219: 16th to 15th, Wells to Wisconsin
  2. Block 210: 15th to 14th, Wells to Wisconsin
  3. Block 209: 14th to 13th, Wells to Wisconsin
    • 1304 West Wisconsin Avenue
      • Then: Marquette Guidance and Placement Center// Now: Green Space
      • What used to be place for academic guidance and placement for classes at Marquette, is now an empty green space with paths to the AMU and Schroeder.
    • 1310 West Wisconsin Avenue 
      • Then: Varsity Theater// Now: Marquette’s Varsity Theater and Holthusen Hall.
      • This used to be independently owned Varsity Theater, where college students and locals would go to watch the latest films. Now Marquette’s Varsity Theater where movies are shown on the weekend for students along with student organization showcases, and Holthusen Hall where the Career Services and Counseling Centers are located.
    • 1336 West Wisconsin Avenue
      • Then: Pate Oil Station// Now: Green Space
      • What used to be the Pate Oil Station, is now a green space where students frequently hammock during the rare warm times of the academic year.
    • 722 North 14th Street
      • Then: Hing Mo Hand Laundry// Now: Green Space and Statue
      • Where the Hing Moy Hand Laundry used to be located, is now part of the Ray and Kay Eckstein Commons, where the Christ Arisen Statue is located with seating.
    • 738 North 14th Street
      • Then: Spaulding Hall // Now: Ray and Kay Eckstein Commons
      • New Building: Ray and Kay Eckstein Commons
      • Where a residence used to be located is now the Ray and Kay Eckstein Common, an outdoor courtyard between the AMU and Schroeder.
    • 762 North 14th Street
      • Then:??// Now: Father O’Brien Jesuit Residence
    • 725 North 13th Street
      • Then: Schroeder Residence Hall// Now: Schroeder Residence Hall
      • Schroeder Residence Hall was built in 1957 as an all men’s dorm and became coed by floor in 1973. There was a large renovation in 1992, and today is still functioning as a sophomore only dorm.
  4. Block 186: 13th to 12th, Wells to Wisconsin
    • 1213 West Wells Street
      • Then: Parking Lot// Now: Athletic and Human Performance Research Center
      • What used to be a parking lot is now the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center, which is a collaborative space for professionals and the university to do research on areas like athletic performance, human performance, fitness data analysis, and other areas.
    • 1217 West Wells Street
      • Then: Parking Lot// Now: Parking Lot and Athletic and Human Performance Research Center.
      • What used to be a parking lot for local bsuinesses is now the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center and parking lot.
    • 1205 West Wells Street
      • Then: Mobile Gas Station// Now: Athletic and Human Performance Research Center.
      • Where this locally owned Mobile Gas Station used to be, is now the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center.
    • 757 North 12th Street
      • Then: Apartment Building// Now: Athletic and Human Performance and Research Center
      • What used to be an apartment building, is now the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center.
    • 747 North 12th Street
      • Then: Residence// Now: Athletic and Human Performance and Research Center
    • 743 North 12th Street
      • Then: Robert Castleman Attorney at law, Chapman Printing Company and Sentinel Realty// Now: Athletic and Human Performance and Research Center
      • Where several businesses used to be, including Robert Castleman Attorney at Law, Chapman Printing Co, and Sentinel Reality, is now the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center.
    • 739 North 12th Street
      • Then: Residence// Now: Athletic and Human Performance and Research Center
      • Where a residence used to be is now the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center.
    • 733 North 12th Street
      • Then: Residence// Now: Parking Lot
      • Where a resident used to be is now a parking lot.
    • 1200 West Wisconsin Ave 
      •  Then: University Drugs// Now: Zilber Hall
      • Where University Drugs used to be located is now an entrance to Zilber Hall, an administrative building for Marquette where the Visitor Center, Marquette Central and Financial Aid Services, along with other administrative departments are located.
    • 1214 West Wisconsin Ave
      • Then: Parking Lot// Now: Zilber Hall
      • What used to be a parking lot for local businesses is now Zilber Hall.
    • 1220 West Wisconsin Ave
      • Then: Parking Lot// Now: Zilber Hall
      • What used to be a parking lot for local businesses is now Zilber Hall.
    • 1226 West Wisconsin Ave
      • Then: Abbot Crest Reality Company// Now: Zilber Hall
      • Where Abbot Crest Reality Company used to be is now, Zilber Hall.
    • 1232 West Wisconsin Ave 
      • Then: Parking Lot// Now: Zilber Hall
      • What used to be a parking lot for local businesses is now Zilber Hall.
    • 722 North 13th Street
      • Then: Abbotsford Hotel// Now: Abbotsford Hall
      • What used to be Abbotsford Hotel, a place for people visiting Milwaukee to stay, is now Abbotsford Hall. After its renovation in 2005, the dorm became a place for first year students, with spacious room for three students each that include a private bathroom and a great location in the center of campus.
    • 734 North 13th Street
    • 740 North 13th Street
      • Then: Residence// Now: Parking Lot
      • What used to be a residence, is now a parking lot.
    • 746 North 13th Street
      • Then: Residence// Now: Parking Lot
      • What used to be a residence, is now a parking lot.
    • 748 North 13th Street
      • Then: Residence// Now: Parking Lot
      • What used to be a residence, is now a parking lot.
    • 1231 West Wells Street 
      • Then: National Grocery// Now: Parking Lot
      • Where National Grocery used to be located, is now a parking lot.
  5. Block 185: 12th to 11th, Wells to Wisconsin
    • 1115 West Wells Street
    • 1111 West Wells Street
      • Then: Leven Bar// Now: Al McGuire Center
      • Where Leven Bar used to be located is now the Al McGuire Center, is a practice space and stadium for various collegiate and club teams. The intercollegiate administrative office is also located inside the Al McGuire Center along with strength and conditioning and sports medicine resources for athletes.
    • 755 North 11th Street
      • Then: Westowne Drug// Now: Al McGuire Center
      • Where Westowne Drug used to be located, is now the Al McGuire Center.
    • 751 North 11th Street
      • Then: B&R Motor Service// Now: Al McGuire Center
      • Where B&R Motor Service used to be located is now the Al McGuire Center.
    • 745 North 11th Street
      • Then: Residence// Now: Al McGuire Center
      • What used to be a residence is now the Al McGuire Center.
    • 741 North 11th Street
      • Then: Sportsman’s Bar// Now: Al McGuire Center
      • Where Sportsman’s Bar used to be located is now the Al McGuire Center.
    • 729 North 11th Street
      • Then: LaSalle Hotel// Now: Cobeen Hall
      • What used to be the LaSalle Hotel, a luxury hotel for Milwaukee visitors, is now Cobeen Hall. It is Marquette’s only all-female dorm and also housing the nursing Living Learning Community along with a dining hall opened seven days a week.
    • 709 North 11th Street
      • Then: Old Line Life Insurance// Now: 707 Building
      • Where Old Line Life Insurance used to be located is now Marquette’s 707 Building. This building houses the 707 Innovation Hub, Air Force ROTC, the Service-Learning Program, and the Marquette Wellness Center.
    • 1110 West Wisconsin Avenue
      • Then: Parking Lot// Now: Green Space
      • What used to be a parking lot is now a green space.
    • 1130 West Wisconsin Avenue
      • Then: Gas Station// Now: Green Space
      • Where a gas station used to be, is now a green space.
    • 726 North 12th Street
      • Then: Alabama Investment Company// Now: Al McGuire Center
      • Where the Alabama Investment Company used to be is now the Al McGuire Center.
    • 736 North 12th Street
      • Then: Residence// Now: Al McGuire Center
      • Where a residence used to be is now the Al McGuire Center.
    • 744 North 12th Street
      • Then: Residence// Now: Al McGuire Center
      • Where a residence used to be is now the Al McGuire Center.
    • 744 North 12th Street Rear
      • Then: // Now: Al McGuire Center
    • 748 North 12th Street
      • Then: Marks Borther’s Dye Works// Now: Al McGuire Center
    • 754 North 12th Street
      • Then: //Now:
    • 1131 West Wells Street
      • Then: Apartment Building and Bus Stop// Now: Al McGuire Center
      • Where an apartment building used to be located is now the Al McGuire Center.
    • 1125 West Wells Street
      • Then: Coffee Shop, Louie’s Self-Service Laundry, and House of Bab// Now: Al McGuire Center
      • Where several businesses, including a coffee shop, Louie’s Self Service Laundry, and House of Bab, is now the Al McGuire Center.
    • 1121 West Wells Street
      • Then: Sellin’s Home Bakery// Now: Al McGuire Center
      • Where Sellin’s Home Bakery used to be located is now the Al McGuire Center.
    • 1121 West Wells Street Rear
      • Then: Sing Lee Laundry, cofee shop// Now: Al McGuire Center
      • Where Sing Lee Laundry and a coffee shop used to be located, is now the Al McGuire Center.
  6. Block 255: 16th to 15th, Wisconsin to Clybourn
    • 1515 West Wisconsin Avenue
      • Then: Engineering School// Now: Olin Engineering Building and Haggerty Hall
      • What used to be Marquette’s Engineering School is now Haggerty Hall and Olin Engineering Center. The building includes the Engineering Student Success Center, remodeled classrooms, computer labs, and research facilities.
    • 625 North 15th Street
      • Then: School of Speech/ Elizabeth Plankinton Mansion// Now: Crammer Hall addition and walkway
      • Where the Elizabeth Plankinton Mansion which housed the School of Speech used to be, is now the addition to Cramer Hall and pathways to the rest of campus. Cramer Hall now houses the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology along with Speech and Hearing Clinics.
    • 560 North 16th Street
      • Then: School of Medicine// Now: Schroeder Complex
      • What used to be Marquette’s School of Medicine is now Schroeder Complex. It now houses both the College of Education and the College of Health Sciences. The Marquette Medical Clinic is also inside the building, though it has a separate entrance.
    • 1508 West Clybourn Street
      • Then: Gymnasium// Now: Old Gymnasium
      • The Marquette Gymnasium used to be the home for Marquette Basketball, is still a gymnasium though now it is the home to varsity golf, soccer, tennis, cross country, and track and field.
    • 1532 West Clybourn Street
      • Then: Army and Navy ROTC// Now: Army ROTC, Navy ROTC, and Air Force ROTC
    • 604 North 16th Street
      • Then: School of Denistry// Now: Cramer Hall
      • What used to be the School of Dentistry is now Cramer Hall, which houses Speech Pathology and Audiology along with Psychology Department.
    • 1533 West Wisconsin Avenue
      • Then: Athletic Department/ William Plankinton Mansion// Now: Cramer Hall addition and walkways
      • Where the William Plankinton Mansion which housed the Athletic Department used to be, is now walkways and the addition to Cramer Hall.
  7. Block 254: 15th to 14th, Wisconsin to Clybourn
  8. Block 253: 14th to 13th, Wisconsin to Clybourn
  9. Block 251: 13th to 12th, Wisconsin to Michigan
    • 1217 West Wisconsin Avenue
      • Then: Science Building// Now: Marquette Hall
      • What used to be Marquette’s Science Building, is now Marquette Hall home to the Departments of English, Theology, and Philosophy and several hundred-plus person lecture halls.
    • 1225 West Wisconsin Avenue
      • Then: School of Business Administration// David Straz Jr. Hall
      • What used to be the College of Business Administration is now Straz Hall. Not to be confused with the dorm Straz Tower, Straz Hall is the home to the College of Business and its various departments.
    • 1210 West Michigan Avenue
      • Then: Bellarmine Hall// Now: Gesu Parish Center
      • What used to be Bellarmine Hall, where the theater department and campus bookstore were located, is now the Gesu Parish Center.
    • 1156 West Wisconsin Avenue
      • Then: Gesu Catholic Church// Now: Gesu Catholic Church
      • Gesu Catholic Church still looks remarkably the same from 1960 to 2019, and still operates the same way it did 60 years ago.
  10. Block 263: 12th to 11th, Wisconsin to Michigan
  11. Block 252: 13th to 12th, Michigan side of block
  12. Block 266: 13th past 12th, Clybourn side of block
  13. Block 12: 12th to 11th, Michigan to Clybourn