117 N. Jefferson Street
Suite 200
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
(414) 277-7771 phone
(414) 277-7770 fax


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"Uncertainties are full of possibilities and opportunities"
~ George Bockl — Milwaukee Real Estate Pioneer


The Lipps Building (AKA "The Courthouse")

1103 North Old World Third Street

The John Lipps building, an excellent example of Victorian Gothic architecture was designed by Charles Gombert and built in 1878 as an investment for Mr. Lipps.

In the 1920's and 1930's the building was occupied by Winters Clothing store. Jack Winter started his men's pants factory in the basement of the building, which eventually became Jack Winter Inc., one of the nation's largest manufacturers of men's and women's garments. Jack's brother Elmer also had his first job in the building and used furniture abandoned by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers to fill the office in his upstart firm, Manpower Inc.

This building played a major role in the genesis of two companies traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both Jack Winter Inc. and Manpower Inc. (the largest staffing agency in the world) got their starts in this incredible building.

Today it continues to thrive as the home to Suite Milwaukee, Miller Architectural Group, True Course Medical Data Analysis and Claims Services, and Thermal Engineering Incorporated.