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About the Home
Built in 1906 by George Shley and Sons, this Craftsman style home was designed by noted architect Charles J. Keller. The original owners, Charles C. Champeny and his wife, owned the Champeny Creamery Company with several locations throughout Milwaukee.
In 1920, a year before he became Chief of Police, Jacob G. Laubenheimer and his wife, Katherine, moved into this residence. They would live in this home, near Mayor Daniel Hoan’s residence, throughout Jacob’s tenure as Chief of Policy, which ended with his death in 1936.
The house retains most of its original quarter sawn oak woodwork, including the master staircase, paneling, and built-in china cabinets. The current owners, Mark and Vicki, purchased the home in 1996 and with great care have worked to restore it to its original splendor.
Vintage light fixtures grace the reception area, parlor and dining room. Period wallpaper from Bradbury and Bradbury Art Wallpapers has been used in several of the rooms, and the owners have returned stained glass to several of the home’s windows.
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: www.hcni.org