MILWAUKEE -- Come see where the magic happens. This beautiful, old factory building was built in 1894 as the National Straw Works Company. The company’s main function was producing straw hats. The building has three-phase grounded B electricity, which was invented in WWII — which is usually seen only in the rust belt.
This solid, old building full of wood floors and thick beams now houses a bevy of skilled craftsmen and women: from artists to woodworkers, musicians to upholsterers and printers. Not generally open to the public, come take a peek inside at all of the action during Doors Open Milwaukee. Tours are self-guided.
If you have a Doors Open Milwaukee t-shirt from past years, it was printed here! And if you don’t, there is a fantastic new shirt for Doors Open Milwaukee 2015. Click here for more information.