The Fascinating Story Of The Wisconsin Building That Forecasts The Weather With Colors

One of downtown Milwaukee’s most iconic buildings and beacons is the Wisconsin Gas Light Building. The Art Deco building was constructed in 1930 as the headquarters of the Milwaukee Gas Light Company, an area utility company that converted coal into natural gas. Atop this unique and beautiful building is a glowing beacon that changes colors – the weather-predicting flame.

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Looking for more awesome Wisconsin architecture? Check out this list of some of the most interesting and iconic buildings all across the Dairy State.