This Tudor Revival residence was one of the last great early-twentieth-century houses built in Milwaukee. The rambling layout, informal massing, leaded windows, and false half-timbered front gables convey the coziness of the style, popular in the 1920s. The dwelling features rock-faced, random-ashlar limestone walls, an elaborate round-arched front door surround, and a gray slate roof. Dramatic intricately carved wooden bargeboards trim the front elevation’s largest gable. Koehring founded the Koehring Company, manufacturers of concrete-mixing equipment and locomotive cranes. When the Great Depression nearly ruined his business, Koehring committed suicide in 1931, though the company later recovered.
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Philip and Norma Koehring House
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