Building Info

  • Address:
    775 N. Jefferson St.
  • Taxkey:
  • Architectural Style:
    Italian Villa
  • Status:
  • Assessment:
    $1,229,000 (2015)
  • Year Built:
  • Size:
    24,684 sq-ft

Historic mansion just off Cathedral Square Park now used as an office building with a tavern/restaurant in the baesment.

Dino’s occupies the lower level of the building.

From Guides to Historic Milwaukee: Juneautown Walking Tour by Mary Ellen Pagel and Virginia Palmer (1965)…

Matthew Keenan, prominent Milwaukee businessman and politician, built this luxurious two-family home in 1860. Kitchens in the dwelling were located in the basement (a common practice in those days), parlors and dining rooms on the first floor. Bedrooms on the second story were heated by great marble fireplaces, still in place. A ballroom is said to have been on the third floor. Called “a model of elegance and comfort” in 1860, the double house has served a variety of functions since then, among them use as a detention home and as a little theater playhouse. Its current tenants are shops and offices.


Content referencing Matthew Keenan House

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Cream City Brick Workers, 1885
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Cream City Brick Workers, 1885

Milwaukee was the world's largest producer of bricks, and it was hard and skilled work.

City Streets: Jefferson Street Became Asphalt Showcase
City Streets

Jefferson Street Became Asphalt Showcase

Charles Pfister spent his own money to pave the street abutting his hotel in the new style.