Sunday, December 19, 2010

Pabst Glory

The Pabst Mansion is an architectural gem in Milwaukee. The famous house on Wisconsin Avenue was the official residence of the Archbishop of Milwaukee for 67 years in the post-Pabst family phase of the mansion's history. Below is a view of the private chapel used by the archbishops. Not bad, eh? Now the Pabst Mansion is maintained by a historical society (the chapel is now a gift shop). It had been slated for demolition to make room for a parking lot (no, really) but was saved at the eleventh hour in the late seventies.

Here's an interesting story about the mansion's storied past, appearing in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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