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Philip and Norma Koehring House

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1929, Herman W. Buemming. 2773 N. Lake Dr.
  • (Photograph by Paul J. Jakubovich, courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society)

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.

Writing Credits

Marsha Weisiger et al.


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Marsha Weisiger et al., "Philip and Norma Koehring House", [Milwaukee, Wisconsin], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Buildings of Wisconsin

Buildings of Wisconsin, Marsha Weisiger and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017, 149-150.

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