Pabst Beer Pavilion

Forensic Assessment, Preservation Planning, Public - 2008

About The Project

The Pabst Beer Pavilion, designed by Otto Strack, was constructed to showcase the Pabst Brewing Company at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. This pavilion, one of the largest created for the fair, was dismantled following the close of the exposition and moved to Milwaukee, where it was reconstructed as an addition to the Grand Avenue mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst. Isthmus Architecture, Inc. conducted historical research, and performed a condition survey to assess and document the physical condition, historic integrity and issues of building code compliance facing the Pabst Beer Pavilion. Using this data, a Preservation Plan was developed for the pavilion.