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July 14, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tour a beautifully renovated 1892 Queen Anne style house. This home was featured as part of the virtual 2020 Spaces & Traces in Harambee. The home is located in the center of what was known as the German community’s Gold Coast, an affluent area for merchants and businessmen.
Guests will be offer guided tours, beverages, and light hors d’oeuvres. Register for home address.
History of the House:
The home was built for Victoria and Philip Pistorius. Philip worked for many years as a salesman in wholesale groceries. The Pistorius family sold in 1901 to Henry Mantz, a Michigan lumberman who returned to Milwaukee to retire with his wife, Mary, and their nine children. In 1951, the last homeowner moved out, ushering in a period of landlords and renters. From 1951-2001, the interior was converted from a single family home into a 3- and later 4-unit property.
The current owner will join the event. They have lived here since 2004, transforming the interior back into a single family house.
Herman Schnetzky and Eugene Liebert, both German immigrants, were the architects of this house. The pair designed numerous churches and houses across Milwaukee but are best known as the architects of the Germania Building (1896) in downtown Milwaukee.