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History

The 2555 South Lenox Street Building is a 16,000 square foot, one-story building located in Bay View, Wisconsin.

"Krambo" Food Store


The building was originally built for “Krambo Food Stores” and opened for business on April 20, 1962. Krambo, a division of Kroger Co., was named after the chain's proprietors, C.L. and I.S. Kramlich. You can read more about the Grand Opening in this article in The Milwaukee Journal. The store's old parking lot is now home to the McDonald's, the previous entrance is now the vaults area, the wood shop and welding area were the produce department, and the carpeted area to be the meat department. Several other features of the original building still remain including trenches and floor openings for refrigerated cases and the hydraulic pumps that used to work the automatic doors.

Data Shield East

DataShield, Inc. was founded by a real estate executive named John O'Malley in 1978. The company was one of the first groups to offer disaster planning for commercial computer users. They provided “backup shell facilities” which had ample electrical service, backup generators, cooling, and phone lines for clients to keep their businesses running in the event of a flood, fire, or otherwise. They outgrew their original Greendale location and in 1982 expanded into a second building on Lenox St. The building offered two large data center rooms with raised access floors, anti-static carpet in the office areas, and secure off-site magnetic tape storage vaults. You can read an article on DataShield's operations here. In 2008, the Bay View Compass ran an article on various nondescript “mystery buildings” around town and Lenox made the list. You can read their article here.

Milwaukee Makerspace

We discovered the property in July of 2012, decided to purchase it in September, closed in October and officially took occupancy in January 2013. More about our history in this building can be found at the History of Milwaukee Makerspace page of our wiki.

Features

  • 16,000 square feet
  • Concrete block exterior walls with brick facades
  • Wood frame interior partitions
  • Metal frame truss roof supported on 6“ columns throughout building
  • Complete roof tear-off and replacement Fall 2012
  • 480 volt, 3-phase, 1,200 amp electrical service
  • 2” gas line to building at 9“ w.c. pressure
  • 4 forced-air gas furnaces
    • Serving the East and West Rooms
    • Added in Fall 2012 as part of initial renovation
  • 1 forced-air gas furnace with DX air conditioning coil
    • Added in Fall 2012 as part of initial renovation
    • Originally served Lobby, Restrooms, Craft Lab, Meeting Space, Laser Cutter Room, and Electronics Lab
    • Compressor on roof
    • Added in Fall 2012 as part of initial renovation
    • Rezoned in Late 2013 to only serve Lobby, Laser Cutter Room, Craft Lab and Restrooms
    • Added a duct for the Telco Room
  • 1 additional forced-air gas furnace with DX air conditioning coil
    • Zoned to serve only Meeting Room and Electronics Lab
    • Compressor on roof
    • Added December 2013
    • Voted on by MMIG shareholders and paid for by MMIG
  • Programmable thermostats on all HVAC equipment
    • Added in Fall 2012 as part of initial renovation
  • 1 gas-fired unit heater in Vault Hallway
    • Existing with building
  • 3 ceiling fans in Lobby
    • Reduced to two in Late 2013
  • One 9.5 kW electric tankless water heater
    • Added in Fall 2012 as part of initial renovation
  • One DuPont Whole House, In-Line Water Filter
    • Added in Fall 2012 as part of initial renovation
    • Replacement cartridges WFPFC900
  • One 10 gal electric water heater
    • Existing with building
  • Overhead fluorescent lighting throughout (high output T12 lamps)
  • RFID-enabled access control readers at 2 exterior doors
  • A 9 foot wide by 10 foot tall overhead door
  • Acoustical ceiling tiles and grid in most rooms
  • 12 foot ceilings in most rooms
  • Genuine imitation laminate wood paneling in Meeting Area/Electronics Lab
  • Anti-static carpet in lobby and meeting areas (per original DataShield plans)

Electrical Panels/Breakers

Panel Location Description Details Circuit Directory
2PD Door #2, Craft Lab Hallway Exit Main Electrical Panel 120/208 V, 800 A, 3-phase, 4-wire 2PD
2PD-1 Door #2, Craft Lab Hallway Exit Mostly empty 120/208 V, 225 A, 3-phase, 4-wire 2PD1
2PD-2 Door #2, Craft Lab Hallway Exit Empty 120/208 V, 400 A, 3-phase, 4-wire 2PD2
2LP-0 Door #3, Wash Sink Room Mostly Wood Shop 120/208 V, 100 A, 3-phase, 4-wire 2LP0
2LP-1 Door #3, Wash Sink Room Lights, Outlets, Furnaces 120/208 V, 225 A, 3-phase, 4-wire 2LP1
2LP-2 Door #3, Wash Sink Room Lights, Outlets, Furnaces 120/208 V, 225 A, 3-phase, 4-wire 2LP2
2LP-3 Door #3, Wash Sink Room Lighting Controls 12/120 V, relays 2LP3
3PD-2 East Room Lights, Outlets, Furnaces 120/208 V, 800 A, 3-phase, 4-wire 3PD2
2LP-4 Door #4, Vault Hallway Exit Vault Hallway Lights & Outlets 120/208 V, 225 A, 3-phase, 4-wire 2LP4

Utilities

2012 Electric (kWh) Gas (therms) Water (U.S. gal)
October 5,120 3 63,580 (prev. 3 mos.)
November 5,280 189 -
December 8,480 745 -
2013 Electric (kWh) Gas (therms) Water (U.S. gal)
January 6,080 644 24,684 (prev. 3 mos.)
February 4,160 532 -
March 1,069 21 -
April 4,960 277 37,400 (prev. 3 mos.)
May 4,320 42 -
June 5,120 0 -
July 6,080 0 21,692 (prev. 3 mos.)
August 5,440 0 -
September 5,920 0 -
October 5,120 1 Unknown (prev. 3 mos.)
November 5,280 161 -
December 6,880 743 -
2014 Electric (kWh) Gas (therms) Water (U.S. gal)
January 7,200 905 Unknown (prev. 3 mos.)
February 6,240 739 -
March 6,880 596 -
April 6,880 249 Unknown (prev. 3 mos.)
May 6,240 90 -
June 6,560 29 -
July 7,360 17 Unknown (prev. 3 mos.)
August 6,720 23 -
September 7,360 28 -
October 6,400 50 7,480 (prev. 3 mos.)
November 7,360 308 -
December 8,400 494 -
2015 Electric (kWh) Gas (therms) Water (U.S. gal)
January 8,351 685
February 8,191 842 -
March 7,071 486 -
April 7,071 247
May 7,071 58 -
June 7,871 40 -
July 7,071 38
August 7,551 30 -
September 8,351 25 -
October 6,111 44
November 7,711 151 -
December 10,431 344 -
2016 Electric (kWh) Gas (therms) Water (U.S. gal)
January 9,951 683
February 7,711 570 -
March 7,871 363 -
April 8,191 277
May 7,871 123 -
June 7,711 38 -
July 8,031 30
August 8,671 44 -
September 8,191 22 -
October 6,751 29
November 7,711 202 -
December 8,031 741 -

Plant Life

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miscellaneous/building_info.txt · Last modified: 2017/01/09 21:47 by dan_dude