We all know washing our hands is very important to slow the spread of illness but many people may not know how the Near West Side played a role in keeping Milwaukeeans hands clean for over 100 years.

It was in 1917 when Harry Bradley the founder of the Allen Bradley Corporation came up with a way to have workers wash their hands faster. Check out this link for more information. The building that was home to this revolutionary way of washing hands and The Bradley Washfountain Company was 2205 W. Michigan and still stands today and ready for a buyer.

You can hear from Derek, representative of Ogden on some of the unique history below.


We now have the opportunity to continue the tradition of entrepreneurship at this same building. The building is up for sale and is a great opportunity for either a tenant and owner. There are some great attributes outlined below.

  • Ideal Location Easy Access to Interstate – just minutes from I-94 Marquette University Neighborhood Close
  • Proximity to Downtown Milwaukee Walkable to Public Transit Off-Street Parking for 120+ Vehicles
  • Multiple Internal and Covered Loading Docks Levelers
  • Warehouse Clear Height from 12′-14′ Sprinkler System in place
  • Immediate Availability
  • Space can be divided

Check out this beautiful gallery of pictures from the inside and out of the building.


The building has over 44,000 square footage space with rates starting from $2 to $3.50 per square and is negotiable.

The Near West Side is steep with a rich history of our City and many of the industry magnets who built not only great businesses but shaped Milwaukee and its future are still around. Let’s keep the tradition going and reach out to Sue Sardina at 414.270.4148. You can email her at sues@ogdenre.com or Derek Reinke at 414.270.4153. You email him at derekr@ogdenre.com.

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