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Downtown Milwaukee Libraries

Check out the lovely libraries in Downtown Milwaukee near Streetcar Flats. There are plenty of places to find what you seek, even if it’s just a quiet spot to read or research.

Walter Schroeder Library

Walter Schroeder Library at MSOE offers the materials and room for people to study solo, collaborate with a group, and explore beyond their surroundings. Google only scratches the surface; with almost 500,000 print (and electronic) books and over 100,000 digital journals, you will have millions of academic articles at your fingertips.

500 E Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Mon – Thur 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Fri 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Sat & Sun Closed

Harry H. Anderson Research Library

Waltz into the Harry H. Anderson Research Library to learn about your family or local history. Also known as The Research Library of the Milwaukee County Historical Society, you will find over 10,500 cubic feet of records containing immigration documents, court records, coroner’s inquests, marriage requests, and jail and probate records.
The library is home to over 3,000 manuscript collections of Milwaukee businesses, organizations, and individuals and over one million photos.
Ensure you bring a pencil and notepad because all materials stay in the library; nothing may be checked out.

910 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Sun Closed, Mon – Sat 9:30 AM – 5 PM

Milwaukee Public Library Central Branch

The whole city and the greater Milwaukee area use the gigantic collections of the Central Library. People of all ages and walks of life visit the Renaissance-style library daily for school and work, sift through shelves of classic and bestselling titles, and access a computer.
Built in 1898, the 124-year-old Central Library currently serves as the administrative headquarters for the Milwaukee Public Library system. Check out the upcoming events at Central Library and plan your visit today.

814 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Mon & Tue 10 AM – 8 PM, Wed – Fri 10 AM – 6 PM, Sat 9 AM – 5 PM, Sun Closed

Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library

The Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL) has audiobooks and Brailled materials for Wisconsinites who “cannot read or use regular print materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical limitations.” The WTBBL rotates audiobooks and braille materials about Wisconsin, Wisconsin authors and carries audio-described DVDs.

813 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Mon – Fri 9 AM – 5 PM, Sat & Sun Closed

Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries

Raynor Memorial Libraries has over 1.8 million volumes and hundreds of research databases. The library staff has assisted researchers from around the globe, and Raynor Memorial offers guests computers and loans out laptops.
Stop by and check out its multimedia collection and unique displays. Feel free to utilize one of the group study spaces or pick up a book during the listed hours below.

1355 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Mon – Thur 9 AM – 8 PM, Fri 9 AM – 5 PM, Sat 12 PM – 5 PM, Sun 12 PM – 8 PM

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Milwaukee Public Market

Milwaukee Public Market

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Fiserv Forum

Fiserv Forum

Fiserv Forum is the newest arena in Downtown Milwaukee. More specifically, in the Deer District. Home to the Milwaukee Bucks and Marquette University Golden Eagles, it hosts many events and concerts 12 months a year. Read More »

Red Arrow Park

Red Arrow Park

Red Arrow Park is a city green space with lush lawns, inviting benches, and, to top it all off – a seasonal outdoor ice-skating rink. Red Arrow Park Access The wheelchair-accessible parking lot and entrance Read More »

Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum

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About Streetcar Flats

Streetcar Flats is Downtown Milwaukee’s Newest apartment community located at 828 N Broadway. Streetcar Flats incorporates modern luxuries with the vintage charm of our hundred-year-old landmark building. What was once the Underwriter’s Exchange Building is now Streetcar Flats, your future home in Downtown Milwaukee, perfectly located along The Hop’s M-Line, Milwaukee’s new streetcar system. 

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Rental Criteria

One Adult – Gross income must meet or exceed 3 times the apartment rental rate. Roommates – The combined gross income must meet or exceed 3 times the apartment rental rate. If you are self-employed or retired, you must provide your most recent tax filing or consecutive bank statements from the past six (6) months to verify your income.

Your credit score must meet or exceed six hundred fifty (650). You will automatically be denied rental if any monies are owed to a previous landlord or management company. If you owned a home and it has been foreclosed upon, you will be denied rental. If you have been sued in an attempt to obtain a monetary judgment against you within the last five (5) years you will be denied rental. If you have a monetary judgment against you that is older than five (5) years you must have legally satisfied that judgment or you will be denied rental.

A verifiable history of apartment rental or mortgage payments. If there is no verifiable housing and you are a first-time renter, a Guarantor will be required, along with a security deposit of one (1) month’s rent. Any previous eviction judgment is an automatic basis for rejection of an application. Any negative reference from a prior landlord will cause you to be denied rental.

OCCUPANCY STANDARDS Maximum limits are as follows:

  • Studio: 2 individuals maximum
  • 1 Bedroom: 2 individuals maximum
  • 2 Bedroom: Not to exceed 4 individuals with no more than 3 unrelated adults
  • 3 Bedroom: Not to exceed 6 individuals with no more than 3 unrelated adults o
    • Children under the age of 2 are not included in the calculation


Should an applicant not qualify in terms of credit history, the applicant, at the discretion of the landlord, may have the lease guaranteed by another party. Guarantor(s) must meet or exceed the rental criteria as stated above.

Each Guarantor must provide sufficient income verification equal to three (3) times the amount of the rent to guarantee the apartment rental.

If applicant has been convicted of illegally manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance as defined in sec. 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802) their application will be denied.

If applicant is subject to a state lifetime sex offender registration program their application will be denied.

If applicant has not been otherwise disqualified based on the above factors, and the applicant has been convicted of a felony or released from custody or supervision for a felony conviction, whichever occurred later, within the last six years, or a misdemeanor within the last three years, and the crime shows a demonstrable risk to tenant safety and/or property, their application may be denied after consideration of the nature and severity of the crime, the applicant’s age at the time of the conduct, and the amount of time that has passed since the criminal conduct occurred. Other factors may be considered on a case by case basis. Applicant shall provide any mitigating information or documentation that he or she would like to be considered regarding any criminal convictions.

*If management is unable to verify any information on your rental application, including but not limited to your prior rental history and employment, you will be denied rental. If you misrepresent your application information, you will be denied rental.

Date Started Using: May 16, 2023