Historic Button Block Building
500 North Water Street, Milwaukee, WI
Project Manager: Nate Kawlewski
Field Manager: Rafael Villegas
Services Provided by Balestieri:
First built in 1892, the building was erected in honor of Henry Harrison Button. Nearly 100 years later, the building burst into flames. Thankfully, the older masonry structure prevented the collapse of the building. The high ceilings, large windows, brick arches, and other historic details of the Romanesque facility caught the eye of Bear Development.
Renovations began in 2016, and the need to preserve the building was top priority. Balestrieri was chosen to abate the hazardous waste and asbestos containing materials throughout to assist with the salvage of this historic property.