Rehabilitation of the Button Block building in downtown Milwaukee transformed the largely vacant, 1892 Romanesque Revival‐style building into a 94‐room extended stay Homewood Suites by Hilton located at 500 North Water Street.
The Mayor’s Design Awards are presented in an ongoing effort to recognize design excellence throughout the City of Milwaukee. Recipients have added value to their neighborhoods by restoring, constructing or enhancing their properties in a way that respects the urban fabric and contributes to the character of their surroundings. The 2019 awards were broken into four categories: Spaces and Places, Test of Time, Small Gems and Design That Grabs You. The Homewood Suites-Button Block Building won the Mayor’s Design Award in the Test of Time Category, which helps to preserve the city’s built environment and architectural legacy for future generations.