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Historic Houses for Sale

 

The City of Milwaukee currently owns several historic homes and is offering them for sale to the right owner. If you love the scale, details and craftsmanship of an historic home and love to renovate, we may have the perfect house for you. As a bonus, many of the homes listed have had extensive exterior repairs such as new roofs, chimneys and siding. These repairs will make the remaining renovations manageable and the whole project more affordable. Most of these properties may qualify for Wisconsin Historic Home Owner’s Tax Credits. Additional information is available from the Wisconsin Historical Society at: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/hp/architecture/tax_credit.asp.

Some of the houses below are currently being renovated and will be marketed soon. To receive an email notification when a property goes on sale sign up for E-notify at this site http://itmdapps.milwaukee.gov/login/login/signin.jsp

The Gezelschap House
2742 West State Street 
1892 Queen Anne “Mini-mansion” on a double lot in the Historic Concordia Neighborhood. An outstanding house on a street with many carefully restored homes. This house has a new roof and gutters, rebuilt chimneys, rebuilt front porch and repairs to siding and trim.

For more info:
http://city.milwaukee.gov/HistoricConcordia_2742WStateStreet.htm

 
The Gezelschap House - 2742 West State Street
         
The George Atwell House
749 North 31st Street    
Designed by Crane and Barkhausen and built in 1892. This Queen Anne has lots of bedrooms and fireplaces. The house has a newer roof. In 2012 the front porch was completely rebuilt and the whole house was painted.

As part of sale, buyer must complete a reduced units permit application and pay associated fees.

For more info:
http://city.milwaukee.gov/Property-Listings/749-North-31st-Street.htm
 749 North 31st Street - The George Atwell House
      
The Allen Frankiewicz House
2676 North Sherman Boulevard 
Built in 1936 by the Aker Construction Company, this brick and clay tile roof Mediterranean Revival home is a prominent house in the Sherman Boulevard Historic District. The Frankiewicz house sits on a 50 x 165 lot and has 2872 square feet of living space. Built as a modern home, it has four large bedrooms, ample closets and two full bathrooms and two half bathrooms. The house boasts a large living room, dining room and kitchen, three fireplaces and a two car attached garage and a bonus room over the garage. The clay tile roof was completely restored in 2013, along with new gutters and chimney tuckpointing. House interior has some water damage and must be restored. This single family home is available for purchase by an owner-occupant.
 
2676 North Sherman Boulevard - The Allen Frankiewicz House
 
The John Roo House
3320 West St. Paul Avenue 
A grand duplex built in 1901. This house has a brand new, double decker front porch along with a new roof, gutters, siding repairs and foundation stabilization.

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3320 West St. Paul Avenue - The John Roo House
   
The Weinstock House
3402 West St. Paul Avenue 

Built in 1889 and Designed by E.V. Koch & Co., this cream city brick dream has a new roof, all brick is tuckpointed and front porch has been reconstructed.

House is a locally designated historic landmark.
 


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3402 West St. Paul Avenue - The Weinstock House
   
The John Thomason House
3229 West McKinley Boulevard 
Built in 1907 this house sits proudly among the historic homes along West McKinley Boulevard. Renovations in the summer of 2012 include chimney, roof, gutters, front and back porch rebuild, siding repairs and full house, three color paint job.

As part of sale, buyer must complete a reduced units permit application and pay associated fees.

For more info:
http://city.milwaukee.gov/Property-Listings/3229-31-West-McKinley-Blvd.htm
3229 West McKinley Boulevard - The John Thomason House
   
The H. A. Leuck House
2217 North Sherman Boulevard
 
Designed by R. Misslich and Brothers and built in 1915 this stately Sherman Boulevard duplex is ready for an owner occupant to bring it back to its glory. Repairs have been made to brick, stucco and the eaves. The front porch has been rebuilt and stabilized.

For more info:
http://city.milwaukee.gov/Property-Listings/2217-19-North-Sherman-Blvd.htm
2217 North Sherman Boulevard - The H. A. Leuck House
   
The Oscar Plotkin House
3417 North Sherman Boulevard 

Built in 1939 this stone and clay tile roof Mediterranean Revival home sits comfortably at the north end of the Sherman Boulevard Historic District.  The Plotkin house boasts 2247 SF of living space on a large 50 x 130 foot lot and includes the 50 x 130 vacant lot to the south.  Traditional in style but modern in its layout, the house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, large living and dining rooms, center stair hall, fireplace and kitchen that opens to a back sunroom.  House has a two car detached garage at the alley.  House is solidly built but has water damage that must be repaired.  Home is available for purchase by an owner-occupant.

3417 North Sherman Boulevard - The Oscar Plotkin House
   
The H. J. Lewis House
2429 North 2nd Street 
This classic Milwaukee Victorian Ell cottage was built in 1895. It sits in the Harambee Historic district and is waiting for an owner to return it to its original single family layout. Large lot and quiet street make this house a great home in the city.

As part of sale, buyer must complete a reduced units permit application and pay associated fees to convert this house from a duplex to a single-family home.

For more info:
http://city.milwaukee.gov/Property-Listings/2429-North-2nd-Street.htm
2429 North 2nd Street - The H. J. Lewis House
   
The Joseph Kerwer House
2325 West McKinley Avenue 
Located in the Lynden Hill Neighborhood, this classic, corner turret Queen Anne house was designed by Henry Beiman and built in 1897.

This house has had extensive exterior repairs that include a rebuilt chimney, new roof and siding, restored porches and a full three-color paint job.

Large lot and garage allows plenty of space to spread out.
 

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2325 West McKinley Avenue - The Joseph Kerwer House
   
The Charles Stolper House
2637-39 North 2nd Street 
This duplex was built in 1901 and designed by architect George Ehlers. Located in the Harambee Historic District this grand Victorian boasts two large three bedroom flats and a large lot. This house is undergoing a complete renovation inside and out and will be for sale to an owner-occupant by the Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation in the near future.

 

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2637-39 North 2nd Street
   
The Joseph Carow House
2449 North 2nd Street 
Built in 1879 the Joseph Carow house has undergone many renovations early in its life. The house was lifted onto its current brick foundation in 1893, had its roof raised in 1903 and was converted to a duplex in 1917. It is currently undergoing a complete renovation and being converted back to a single family house. The Carow house is located in the Harambee Historic District. It will be for sale to an owner-occupant by the Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation in the near future.


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2449 North 2nd Street
   
The Charles Holst House
2534-36 North 1st Street 
The Holst house is part of an impressive collection of homes on the north side of this block in the Harambee Historic District. Built in 1905, this grand duplex boasts three bedrooms per flat and impressive woodwork and details. This house is slated for a complete interior and exterior renovation. It will be for sale to an owner-occupant by the Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation in the near future. 2534-36 North 1st Street
   
2808 West Wells Street
Victorian "L" cottage built in 1895.  This 1950 square foot single family home has new roof and porches and a large backyard.

As part of sale, buyer must complete a reduced units permit application and pay associated fees.

For more info:
http://city.milwaukee.gov/Property-Listings/2808-West-Wells-Street.htm
 2808 West Wells Street
   
  2812 West Wells Street
Victorian "L" cottage built in 1895.  This 1950 square foot single family home has new roof and porches, a large backyard and a two-car garage.

As part of sale, buyer must complete a reduced units permit application and pay associated fees.

For more info:
http://city.milwaukee.gov/Property-Listings/2812-West-Wells-Street.htm
2808 West Wells Street
   

For more information contact:
Yves LaPierre
Phone:  414-286-5762
Email: ylapie@milwaukee.gov