Milwaukee, WI. – The Wisconsin Historical Society announces the listing of the Marshall & Ilsley Bank Building, in the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, on the National Register of Historic Places.


The Marshall & Ilsley Bank Building, completed in 1968, is a steel and concrete framed office building constructed as the corporate headquarters and main banking branch for the Marshall & Ilsley Bank.


The building is 21-stories tall and is a fine example of a Post-War Modern Bank. The building possesses noteworthy projecting concrete mullions that extend from the first story to the top of the building between each window bay thereby accentuating the vertical character of the tower.

The building’s design, with its open bank lobby, clearly represents the progressive, transparent, and customer-oriented image that bankers in the post-war period strove to project. The bank included drive-in and walk-up banking facilities that were serviced by state-of-the-art pneumatic tube and closed-circuit television systems. In addition to these innovative designs, the bank became the first financial institution in Wisconsin to process all checks by computer as well as establishing the first shared cash terminal system in the nation called “Take Your Money Anywhere” (TYME). This machine was placed in operation in the bank building’s lobby.

The National Register is the official list of historic properties in America deemed worthy of preservation and is maintained by the National Park Service in the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Wisconsin Historical Society administers the program within Wisconsin. It includes sites, buildings, structures, objects and districts that are significant in national, state or local history, architecture, archaeology, engineering or culture.


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