Klein & Hoffman To Restore A Historic House That Beer Built
When Capt. Frederick and Maria Pabst paid $254K for their new Milwaukee home, the then-princely sum purchased everything a beer baron and his family could want in 1892: a 20K SF Flemish Renaissance Revival-style mansion, fine Gilded Age furnishings and museum-quality art.
What it didn’t buy was immortality, with Frederick, president of the Pabst Brewing Co., and Maria both passing away a little more than a decade after moving in.
If it weren’t for a subsequent owner that took good care of the building and its furnishings for decades — and then the oversight of the nonprofit that now operates it as a museum — the Pabst Mansion might have experienced the fate of its neighbors lining a formerly tony stretch of Milwaukee’s Grand Avenue.
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