Alonzo Robinson Archives

Milwaukee Fire Department Administration Building dedicated to local architect Alonzo Robinson

December 9, 2021

On November 30, 2021, The City of Milwaukee hosted a dedication of the Milwaukee Fire Department Administration Building at 711 W. Wells Street, in honor of its architect Alonzo Robinson, Jr. (center). Alonzo was the first African American architect licensed by the state of Wisconsin and the city of Milwaukee’s first Black registered municipal architect…. [Read More]

Common Council OKs renaming MFD HQ in honor of Alonzo Robinson

February 11, 2021

The Milwaukee Common Council voted unanimously on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 to rename the Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) Headquarters at 7th and Wells in honor of Alonzo Robinson, Wisconsin’s first African American architect. Robinson is the designer and architect of the MFD headquarters. But he is also known for designing other buildings in downtown Milwaukee… [Read More]