Building Info

The Lion House, 1241 N. Franklin Pl. Photo by Michael Horne.
  • Address:
    1241 N. Franklin Pl.
  • Taxkey:
    3590112000
  • Status:
  • Assessed Value (Land):
    $480,200
  • Assessed Value (Improvements):
    $125,400
  • Assessed Value (Total):
    $605,600
  • Assesment Year:
    2020
  • Year Built:

The 1855 Edward Diederich House was converted into the headquarters for the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. The renovation included an addition to the rear of the building, the total renovation of the existing building, and a new glass connection to the building to the north.

In 1996, the renovation project received the award for “Outstanding Achievement in the area of Historic Preservation” from the City of Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission.

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Activity

IDDateTypeDescription
BZCO-19-000592019/07/16Permit
BOZA Activity:Change of Operator- Office
NOCC-19-010492019/06/18Permit
BLR-18-000202018/01/20Permit
Boiler New Permit.
IDDateDescriptionType

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City Streets: Mann Family Owned Much of Bay View
City Streets

Mann Family Owned Much of Bay View

Ran lumber companies, named Bay View streets, owned Lion House on N. Franklin Place.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Three Classic Houses To Be Restored
Eyes on Milwaukee

Three Classic Houses To Be Restored

Bradley Foundation sold Lion House and two others to Wisconsin Securities Partners.

What’s It Worth?: Lion House the Finest Pre-Civil War Home
What’s It Worth?

Lion House the Finest Pre-Civil War Home

Yet the Bradley Foundation is leaving the historic home, which could fetch a big price.

City Streets: The Curious History of Franklin Place
City Streets

The Curious History of Franklin Place

Who is it really named after? And why the statue of a Scottish poet in a German city?

Milwaukee Architecture: 10 Examples of The Classical Style
Milwaukee Architecture

10 Examples of The Classical Style

Where to find the best examples of classical style in town.

Plenty of Horne: Royal Right Wing Renovation
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Royal Right Wing Renovation

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Mike Grebe’s Conservative Cudahy Condo

It's just a short walk from the Bradley Foundation, where Grebe battles daily to turn us all conservative.

Building data on this page, including assessment information, was last updated on September 6, 2020

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