Designed by the Milwaukee architectural firm Crane & Barkhausen, The Patrick Cudahy Building on the corner of Washington Street and South 5th Street was constructed in 1890 by meat-packing entrepreneur Patrick Cudahy.

Originally the building featured three commercial storefronts on its first floor and eight apartments on the upper two floors. Since the building opened it housed a meat market, a tavern, a St. Vincent de Paul Society branch, a tailor shop, and an electric sign company.

The renovations for Arts @ Large’s Community Center were designed by The Kubala Washatko Architects and managed by Catalyst Construction. 

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