Brown County Courthouse
100 South Jefferson Street
Built: 1908; 1910; 1922
Style: Beaux Arts
Architect: C.E. Bell
Excellent example of Beaux Arts style architecture which has been restored to its original splendor, replete with copper dome roof. Noted politicians have used the backdrop of the Court House for their Green Bay speeches, including President William Howard Taft in 1911, and Senator Robert LaFollete.
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117 South Washington Street
Listed on the Wisconsin State Register & National Register – 24 March 2000
Fox Theatre/ Meyer Theatre
Style: Art Deco
Architect: Designer – L.P. Larsen; Immel Construction Co.
Constructed for vaudeville and films, the former Fox Theater has a stone façade with decorated incised cornice and a chevron & ray design. The bays are topped with a green cast stone parapet with horizontal banding. The windows each have a tall inset brick panel with fluted cast stone surrounds. After the Fox’s bankruptcy in 1933, the theatre functioned as the Bay Theatre until 1998, with performers including Liberace, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and Johnny Cash. A restoration beginning in 1998 culminated with the opening of the building as a triplex theater renamed the Meyer Theater. The current interior is defined as Spanish Atmospheric, with textured plaster, gold leaf columns, and statues; the ceiling was restored as a painted midnight blue sky with modern fiber optic lighting giving the effect of stars.
1560 Main Street
Style: Art Moderne
Architecturally and Socially Significant
Art Moderne ballroom featuring characteristic rounded surfaces showcasing a streamlined look. The facility is also noted in Green Bay for its list of performers, including Glenn Miller, Guy Lombardo, most notably the setting as one of the last venues where Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson "The Big Bopper" performed before their death from a plane crash in February 1959. A memorial statue to the performers was erected on the site on 07/17/03