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Charles T. Melms

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Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Ludington Building, 1885
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Ludington Building, 1885

On the northwest corner of Wisconsin and Water, center of a booming downtown.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Love Nest of A Beer Baroness
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Love Nest of A Beer Baroness

Huge 1889 mansion is where Pabst owner continued her affair with her daughter's husband.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: The Mansion Where Scandal Brewed
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

The Mansion Where Scandal Brewed

The wife of the Pabst Brewery's co-owner had a scandalous affair in this fine Italianate mansion.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Last Days of Melms Brewery, 1869
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Last Days of Melms Brewery, 1869

It would be taken over by the Pabst Brewery, soon to become a manufacturing colossus.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: The First Beer Baron
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

The First Beer Baron

1860s photo features the Menomonee Brewery and owner Charles Melms' Italianate home.