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July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Enjoy a tour of the one acre gardens and landscape at the restored Frederick Koenig House in Milwaukee’s Walnut Hill neighborhood with horticulturalist and homeowner Stewart Dempsey. The current gardens were planted and developed over the last 36 years, and compliment the architecture of the house. Stewart will share a brief history of the creation of the gardens and more information at the tour.

Guests will enjoy light beverages and snacks. This event will not include an interior tour.

About the Frederick and Philippene Koenig House

The original house was designed and built in 1883 by architect Henry Messmer.  It was a gentleman’s farm of 4 acres in the township of Wauwatosa.  By 1896, Milwaukee grew west and annexed portions the Wauwatosa township.  The Koenig’s house sat in the middle of what would become 32nd street and faced north, toward Lisbon Plank Road.  The house was moved to face the new street and completely remodeled in 1897 under the designs of architect F. W. Andree.  The Koenigs divided up their land holdings into new lots along 32nd Street and Lisbon Avenue.  They retained one acre of the original four, which you see around the house today.


Walnut Hill Neighborhood