Constructed in 1882 and dedicated in 1883, Turner Hall is one of several important Milwaukee buildings designed by architect and German immigrant Henry H. Koch. Koch was also the architect for Milwaukee’s famous City Hall and the Pfister Hotel. His work was an innovative mix of Queen Anne and Romanesque styles expressed with local materials.
Turner Hall is a unique four-story, multi-use facility constructed of Milwaukee’s characteristic cream city brick. Complete with gymnasium, restaurant/beer hall, meeting rooms, and a grand two-story ballroom, the Hall continues to house functions that promote the development of both a sound mind and a sound body. The original Italianate facade of cream city brick was recently restored, as were the famous panoramic paintings located in the first floor of the building.
Turner Hall is the only building in Milwaukee that currently holds the three following honorary architectural and historical designations: a National Landmark, a listing on the National Registry of Historic Places, and a local Historical Landmark.
To schedule tours of the building at no charge, please call ahead at (414) 272-1733.