A Pabst structure from the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago now serves as the main entrance to the house and is affixed to the home’s eastern edge.
Designed by Ferry & Clas.
According to H. Russell Zimmerann‘s The Heritage Guidebook…
“Milwaukee’s most important residential landmark was built at the time when Pabst became president of the family brewery and its name was changed from Best to the Pabst Brewing Company. Architect George Bowman Ferry (of Ferry & Clas) drew the plans for this distinguished Flemish Renaissance mansion. Its handsomely proportioned facade, with corbie-stepped gables, is made of pressed tan brick on a Wauwatosa limestone foundation. The strapwork ornament is executed in matching terra-cotta and the red pantile roof is trimmed with copper rainwater heads and downspouts. The conservatory on the east end of the house was originally an exhibit pavilion for the display of Pabst Brewing Co. products (most likely at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893). Made almost entirely of terra-cotta, the baroque design is ornamented with beer steins, barley, and hop vines and was designed by architect Otto Strack. Both inside and out, the house is in a remarkably unspoiled condition.
Content referencing Pabst Mansion
Free admission day for the community on Sunday, July 29Jul 29th, 2018 by Captain Fredrick Pabst Mansion, Inc.
As president, Williams-Lime will lead all operations at the Pabst Mansion.Jul 17th, 2018 by Captain Fredrick Pabst Mansion, Inc.
Milwaukee Historical Organizations Partner for the First Time To Host Wine Tasting Event at Beer Baron’s Pabst Mansion
Tickets are $40 per person and $35 for members of the Pabst Mansion or the Milwaukee County Historical Society.Jun 13th, 2018 by Milwaukee County Historical Society
A series of upcoming events through the end of the year will highlight the importance of this beautiful house museum, as well as the legacy of the Pabst family.Sep 25th, 2017 by Captain Fredrick Pabst Mansion, Inc.
Event Co-Sponsors: Pabst Brewing Company and Usinger Fine SausageJul 26th, 2017 by Captain Fredrick Pabst Mansion, Inc.
Art on Tap: Early Wisconsin Brewery Art and Advertising. July 9 – September 25, 2016. Opening party: Saturday, July 16 | 2:00 – 5:00Jun 22nd, 2016 by Museum of Wisconsin Art
Building data on this page, including assessment information, was last updated on April 28, 2019
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