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"Helfaer Community Service Building (1973)" Top 5 Page for this destination Milwaukee Favorite Tip by yooperprof

Milwaukee General: 58 reviews and 59 photos

  boxy, but not too much so
by yooperprof

Favorite thing: The Helfaer Community Service Building houses offices and community space for the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and Associated Agencies. It's the work of important modernist architect Edward Durrell Stone (1902-78), and I think it's a successful and articulate expression of mid-20th century American/Internationalist style.

E.D. Stone was involved with many important monumental projects in major American cities. Among the "classics" which he helped design are such edifices as Radio City Music Hall, the original Museum of Modern Art, and 2 Columbus Center in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and the very tall Aon Building (formerly the Amoco Building) in Chicago. He was a dedicated minimalist in design, and sometimes his minimalism was "too much," but here in Milwaukee at the Helfaer Community his minimalism seems "just right." (Located at 1360 N. Prospect)

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  • Updated Aug 17, 2007
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