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Meyers House -- W State St

One of 14 buildings on the Historic Concordia Neighbors 2015 Home Tour

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About the Home

Featuring beautiful restoration and a third floor attic converted to an in-laws apartment.

Much of this large Craftsman remains in its original condition and features many Christian elements in its woodwork and stained glass windows. Designed by Robert Messmer, of Henry Messmer and Son, the Arts & Crafts house was built in 1907 for Frank Meyers, a prominent Milwaukee businessman and his wife, Mathilda. The builder was G.E.M. Witte, and G. Danischefsky was the mason.

In addition to its many residential designs, the Messmer firm also designed numerous large projects such as churches, hospitals, breweries, and malting plants, and may have also designed a building for Concordia College. The firm became Robert A. Messmer & Brother in 1910. A notation in the 1922 History of Milwaukee states of Robert Messmer, “That he possesses artistic taste is manifest in his business and his skill as an architect has done much toward designing and beautifying the city.”

This charming house has been home to only five families over the last 100 plus years, with the exception of the 1950s when it was Dr. Herbert Beam’s medical office.

Patrick and Emmey, the current owners, purchased the home in 2013. Both were attracted to the Concordia community because of its proximity to downtown, close knit neighbors, and the option to walk to work. Since their purchase, Emmey and Pat worked with Orta Construction, Giombi Construction, and Common Advantage to restore the house to its grandeur including repairing the foundation, adding period appropriate fixtures, replacing the porch, and converting the third floor to an in-law suite.

About the Tour

When: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 11AM TO 5PM
Where: Tour headquarters is the Potawatomi Wgema Gymnasium, 900 N 33rd Street
Cost: $17 in advance. $20 day of event.
Phone: 414.459.9375     Website: