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Streetcar Flats Hires Plaster Master of Orlandini Studios

Orlandini Studios, established in Milwaukee in 1936, has produced high-quality ornamental plaster for new construction and renovation projects for over 80 years. The techniques and tools used are the same as those applied by plasterers for ages, with essential enhancements integrated.
As you learn about Orlandini Studios below, you’ll quickly realize why Streetcar Flats trusts Eugene with the Underwriter’s Exchange Building‘s crown molding.

Matthew Orlandini’s Travels

Matthew Orlandini left Italy as a young boy and picked up plastering in New Jersey. He became a master and charted a course for Minneapolis, but his future wife stopped him in his tracks in Milwaukee. He started Decorative Supply Inc, which was a public plaster retailer.

Decorative Supply Inc, Becomes Orlandini Studios Ltd.

Decorative Supply Inc relocated to Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood in 1964. Matthew’s son, Julian, played a central part in the move, supervising the transformation of a house into a shop, office, and living space. Julian ultimately bought the company from his father and rebranded it to Orlandini Studios Ltd.

Surviving the 1960s Through the 1980s

Plaster declined in the 1960s through the 1980s, but Julian kept the company on its feet during those difficult years.
Julian was one of few professionals qualified to repair and replicate original plasterwork concealed or damaged for years when plaster’s popularity remerged amid architects and contractors.

Passing the Skill to Future Generations

Julian had finished many projects nationwide by 2000. He trained several apprentices, including his nephew, Eugene, who owns Orlandini Studios.

20 Years As a Plaster Master

Eugene has maintained the unwavering benchmarks of quality and attention to detail while combining new practices attained from cement casters and painters over the last 20 years. Eugene has nearly four decades of plaster experience, providing him with the necessary knowledge to complete any plasterwork. Orlandini Studios has a vast assortment of decorative pieces for any space, including crown molding, ceiling medallions, wall plaques, wall brackets, and more, to please any liking.


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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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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