This 118-year-old school has been converted to senior apartments
Just last year, the former 37th Street School was vacant and blighted with its future uncertain. The former public school, 1715 N. 37th St., had ceased operations in 2005 and had been sitting empty since, becoming a magnet for vandalism and theft.
The maintenance needs became so extensive -- including buckling, water-damaged floors -- that the building was on the brink of demolition.
But look inside today, and you'll see no sign of that unfortunate chapter of the building's history. Now, thanks to a $9 million investment, the school has been converted to 49 seniors apartments, with the vast majority of them listed as affordable.
Rents will range from $394 to $900, writes OnMilwaukee's Bobby Tanzilo, with "bike storage, storage lockers for residents, an elevator, garbage and recycling room, and laundry facilities" among the amenities.
Listen to this week's episode to learn more about the development, plus more about on the original pieces of the building preserved and integrated into the new design. (Hint: it involves a lot of hardwood.)