Glance at Yesteryear: Sovereign Apartments

Sovereign Apartments
Sovereign Apartments

This Feb. 18, 1930 photo shows the Art Deco-style Sovereign Apartments, now at 1820 W. Wisconsin Ave., during construction. With 142 units, the building was Milwaukee’s largest apartment building constructed before World War II. Today, the building has an assessed value of more than $6.2 million.

— Image courtesy of the Milwaukee Public Library

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