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Henderson Castle (Frank and Mary Henderson House)

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Frank and Mary Henderson House
1890–1895, Charles A. Gombert. 100 Monroe St.
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)

Henderson Castle presides over Henderson Park, a garden suburb platted in the 1880s. This monumental Queen Anne home of Frank Henderson (d. 1899), a manufacturer of fraternal regalia, has an irregular silhouette of gables, turrets, dormers, and a dominant circular tower. The equally extraordinary interior employs stained glass and mahogany, bird's-eye maple, quartered oak, birch, sycamore, and other woods. Architect Gombert of Milwaukee was one of that city's top-ranking architects in the late nineteenth century and the designer of wine and liquor merchant Victor Schlitz's large brick Queen Anne house of 1890 on W. Highland Avenue in Milwaukee.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert

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