Hurley's Lower Block

The "Lower Block" added a spicy touch to Hurley's history. Behind these building facades, unique architecture dictated the function and intrigue of each level inside. The storefront level was designed to attract the general public. Some legitimate looking storefronts were fronts for less legal operations. Below street level, basements were converted into fancy gaming rooms. A building's second story might feature a fancy parlor, rooms and other amenities expressly reserved for the "paying" customer.

History/Heritage Type

  • Wisconsin History

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes