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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.

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.

Resources to help you:

  • Most of these properties may qualify for Wisconsin Historic Homeowner’s Tax Credits from the Wisconsin Historical Society. The Homeowners' Tax Credit program returns 25% of the cost of approved rehabilitation (of eligible historic homes) as a Wisconsin income tax credit.
  • All houses listed below are for sale to owner-occupants only and may also qualify for the Homebuyer Assistance Program, which offers a $20,000 forgivable loan for rehab.
  • The $500 ROOTS Landscaping Incentive is a cash-back reward exclusively for City-owned properties sold to owner occupants.
  • The City's Me² Milwaukee Energy Efficiency program offers assistance with Focus on Energy rebates and is pleased to partner with Summit Credit Union to help Milwaukee homeowners finance energy saving improvements. Me² financing helps you pay for your home upgrades in affordable monthly payments as you save on your energy bill. Summit Credit Union offers low-interest loans of up to $15,000 that do not require home equity. 

If you are interested in any of the properties below, please contact Jason Scott Realty at (414) 467-8665 or visit: 


Walter Truettner House

2402 N. Sherman Boulevard

This prime example of mediterranean revival bungalow architecture sits on a corner lot at the southern entry to the Sherman Boulevard Historic District. Built in 1920 this spacious house has 2,407 square feet of living space composed of living rooms, sunroom, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The 51 x 165 lot is 8,415 square feet with a garage that matches the style of the house.

House has all new roof and gutters with a fully renovated exterior including stucco repair, tuckpointing and full paint job.


J. D. Steuerwald House
3316 W. McKinley Boulevard


This large victorian frame home was built in 1909 and is at the western end of the McKinley Boulevard Historic District. House has 2,320 square feet of living space with four bedrooms and two bathrooms and a large unfinished attic. Lot is 5,250 square feet, measures 35 x 150 and has parking at the alley. 

Major exterior repairs include all new roof and gutters, siding repair, complete front porch rebuild and a three color paint job.


H.G. Goll House
3005 W. Kilbourn Avenue

Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Historic Concordia District the Goll house is ready for an owner to return it to its original splendor. The gutted interior is a blank slate ready for renovation into a modern home. House has over 4,000 square feet of living space and is set on a large 4,590 square foot lot.

House was built by D.F.W. Krause in 1900 for Mr. Goll who, in the day, worked at First National Bank. This house is a great example of Tudor Revival style all in buff brown brick.

A new roof and galvanized gutters have recently been added by the City.


The Mrs. K. Dreher House
3024 W. Juneau Avenue


Designed by George Ehlers in 1901. This grand queen anne style duplex in Cold Spring Park has a new roof and gutters and is waiting for full renovation. Special feature is twin staircases that spiral around each other from the basement to the attic. 3,264 square feet of living space on a 5,640 square foot lot with garage parking at the alley. Must be restored as a duplex.


817 N 28th St

Nathaniel Pereles House
817 N. 28th Street


In 1906 Nathaniel Pereles moved this house to this location and set it on a new brick foundation. Not much else is known about the history of this house. What is evident is that the Pereles house is a fine two-story, Victorian frame house. This house is roomy with 2,004 square feet of living space and ready for the right buyer to customize it to their liking.


2807-09 West State Street

The J. H. Rapple House
2807-09 W. State Street

Designed by Charles Kirchoff and built in 1895 this large, Queen Anne Style duplex stands proudly at the center of the Concordia Historic District.

It has two sizable apartments and a huge attic with walk-out porch.

The exterior has been carefully restored with a new roof, gutters, chimney, siding and all new front porch.

Scope of Work


2534-36 North 1st Street

The Charles Holst House
2534-36 N. 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. Many exterior renovations have been completed.



1231 N. 32nd St.

1231 N. 32nd Street

Designed by H. Messmer and Son this large Arts & Crafts style home was built in 1904.

Set on a large lot in the Cold Spring Park Historic District this house has a new roof, gutters and rebuilt eaves.


2808 West Wells Street

2808 W. 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.

The properties at 2808 and 2812 West Wells Street are to be sold as a package, one structure for owner occupancy and the other as an investment property. 


2808 West Wells Street

2812 W. 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.

The properties at 2808 and 2812 West Wells Street are to be sold as a package, one structure for owner occupancy and the other as an investment property. 


805 North 28th Street


805 N. 28th Street

Rehabilitation Opportunity
Historic Concordia / Milwaukee B&B District / Bed & Breakfast / Live‐Work‐Studio / Multi‐Family
• 3,872 SF. Wood‐frame house built in 1890 / Moved to this site in 1907;
Brick addition built in 1927 / Assessor plans on website
• 2,992 SF lot (44’ x 88’) / small driveway on north / RT4 Zoning

See abutting properties for sale above: 2808 W. Wells St. and 2812 W. Wells St.


2425 W. McKinley Ave.


Historic Tiefenthaler House
2425 W. McKinley Avenue


Built in 1886 for Pancratius Tiefenthaler this home was occupied by members of the Tiefenthaler family into the 1970s. The Tiefenthaler’s have a long history of civic engagement in Milwaukee. Located in the Lynden Hill neighborhood, the house has a deep lot with a large parking slab at the alley. The house will be sold with the corner lot adjacent and to the west.

This Queen Anne style home has had major exterior renovations including new roof, gutters, front and back porches, siding repair, full paint job and sidewalks. The house has a large rooms on the first floor and four bedrooms on the second floor for a total of 2,200 square feet of living space. A great house with an impressive history that awaits an owner to return it to its former glory.


832 North 29th Street


J. G. Hickman House
832 N. 29th Street


Built in 1900 and located on a quiet side street in the Concordia Historic District.

This Queen Anne style house is the right size at 2,562 square feet and has a deep yard with a garage.

Exterior has been fully restored with new chimney, roof, gutters, siding, three-color paint job and a spectacular front porch designed by Paul Jakubovich.


The Gezelschap House - 2742 West State Street


The Gezelschap House
2742 W. 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.


749 North 31st Street - The George Atwell House


The George Atwell House
749 N. 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.


2372 N. 2nd St.


2372 N. 2nd Street

This Victorian "L" Cottage is part of a group of four identical cottages at the corner of North 2nd Street and West Meinecke Avenue. This charming group of cottages contributes to the unique character of the North 1st Street Historic District in the Harambee Neighborhood. These cottages were likely built in the late 1800s but no records exist to verify the date or builder.

Recent updates include a new roof, gutters and a rebuilt front porch. The siding and trim have also been repaired and painted a lively three color scheme. The house is 1,650 square feet and is on a deep, sunny lot.


3229 West McKinley Boulevard - The John Thomason House


The John Thomason House
3229 W. 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.


2676 North Sherman Boulevard - The Allen Frankiewicz House


The Allen Frankiewicz House
2676 N. 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.


3320 West St. Paul Avenue - The John Roo House


The John Roo House
3320 W. 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.


3402 West St. Paul Avenue - The Weinstock House


The Weinstock House
3402 W. 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.


2217 North Sherman Boulevard - The H. A. Leuck House


The H. A. Leuck House
2217 N. 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.


3417 N Sherman


The Oscar Plotkin House
3417 N. 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.



2429 North 2nd Street - The H. J. Lewis House


The H. J. Lewis House
2429 N. 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.


2325 West McKinley Avenue - The Joseph Kerwer House


The Joseph Kerwer House
2325 W. 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.



2637-39 North 2nd Street


The Charles Stolper House
2637-39 N. 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.


2449 North 2nd Street


The Joseph Carow House
2449 N. 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.




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