Michael Horne
House Confidential

Classic Eschweiler Home Back on Market

Astor St. home, long used commercially, connected to 20th century's most famous stamp.

By - Jan 25th, 2018 02:20 pm
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5 thoughts on “House Confidential: Classic Eschweiler Home Back on Market”

  1. TransitRider says:

    It’s strange that this article gives neither the building’s address (1031 N Astor) nor its block (between State & Juneau). This is especially confusing since the article does give the building old address (567 Astor) which presumably changed in the 1920s when Milwaukee’s current street numbering scheme was introduced.

  2. According to policy, House Confidential never publishes the current address of its honorees.

  3. daniel golden says:

    Very interesting piece Michael, although the hodgepodge architectural style would give Frank Lloyd Wright a stroke.

  4. DK says:

    The House Confidential articles always are fascinating – I didn’t know this was an Eschweiler. I love your Bar Exam articles too, Michael. Milwaukee’s historic architecture needs more champions.

  5. Win Thrall says:

    Michael,
    I appreciate your focus on an AC Eschweiler house that somehow I missed when doing a survey of his designs for my exhibition “Alexander Eschweiler in Milwaukee” at the Charles Allis Art Museum * in 2007. I had a city map of 81 existing buildings built between 1894 and 1937. (I had to concentrate on his lifetime – died 1940 – because of limited space. His 3 sons carried on the firm for many years.) I know many were destroyed but I worked with his grandson Tom and wife Gabi in the Central LIbrary’s Architectural Archive for several years.

    I ache to get a comprehensive history written of the amazing scope of Eschweiler architecture in our city and around the state. Someone? Many source materials, legend books, plans, working drawings including the ones I used, and Mark Heffron’s photographs are in the Archive.

    Daniel, I hope you will check out FL Wright’s earliest designs in Chicago suburbs that were very eclectic and also Period Revival. Sometimes clients wanted eclecticism.

    The Eschweiler family were very aware of Mr. Wright, who was born around the same time as Alexander, and when his engineering failed, they referred to him as “Frank Lloyd Wrong.”

    *My catalogs are still available at the CA.

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