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Leases beginning soon inside this Milwaukee school converted to apartments

If you've ever wanted to live in a former school, you'll soon have that chance again in Milwaukee.

This week on "Urban Spelunking," we visit the Wheatley School apartments, a 1902 schoolhouse that has been converted to 82 apartments.

OnMilwaukee's Bobby Tanzilo visited the site, 2442 N. 20th St., which includes renovations at the former school building and an entirely new building alongside the old school.

"The apartments here don’t mimic classroom footprints, but they all have copious natural light thanks to the tall schoolhouse windows," Bobby Tanzilo wrote in his story at

At the time of recording this week's podcast, move-ins were set to begin in the new building as soon as July 1, while leases in the renovated school begin Aug. 1. Listen to this week's episode below, and visit OnMilwaukee for more photos and history.

Director of Digital Content | Radio Milwaukee