1888 Queen Anne in Milwaukee, WI

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Added to OHD on 3/21/20   -   Last OHD Update: 6/23/20   -   17 Comments

2330 W Vine St, Milwaukee, WI 53205

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  • $5,000
  • 11 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 4184 Sq Ft
Truly a magnificent, one of a kind property, ready to be brought back to it's former glory! Amazing craftsmanship can be seen preserved both interior and exterior. Much restoration is needed, and although this is not a project for the faint of heart, the payoff would be extraordinary. A true historical mansion and unique opportunity! This is a City of Milwaukee Tax Foreclosed Property. Proof of funds will be needed for both purchase price essential repairs ($101, 368). Historic Preservation addendum required by City, and third floor must be returned to attic use.
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Dorothy York, Acts Housing
(414) 933-2215
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17 Comments on 1888 Queen Anne in Milwaukee, WI

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12536 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Please don’t overwhelm the Acts office with calls unless you have the funds mentioned in the description plus some and researched the area. People see the price and tend to go a little crazy, overwhelming the agent/representative, don’t do that.

  2. BethanyBethany says: 3478 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Wow, what potential! Gorgeous staircase. Check out the street view–looks like a decent neighborhood and I like the way the house sits on its corner lot.

  3. Gail M.Gail M. says: 219 comments
    1964 Brutalist midmod condo
    Saint Paul, MN

    I love these southern Wisconsin buildings built from what I call yellow brick. Will someone please tell me what it’s really called?

    • In Milwaukee we call it Cream City Brick. Many years of pollution turns the brick gray and black, but it looks really nice on the restored buildings around the city that were cleaned up.

    • patr1ckpatr1ck says: 26 comments
      1926 Craftsman
      Manitowoc, WI

      Milwaukee is often referred to as Cream City because of the abundance of the locally produced brick. Yes, it is called cream city brick.

  4. Linda LouLinda Lou says: 4 comments
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    1840 farmhouse
    Alpharetta, GA

    The yellow brick is possibly Chicago Brick.

  5. CateCate says: 278 comments
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    Milwaukee, WI

    Milwaukee is known as Cream City because of the cream city brick that was used when homes were being constructed many years ago. It’s a very soft brick and wears away. Eventually it turns black from the dirt. Some people have had to have the brick coated with a material that helps prevent the erosion, but that too, isn’t forever.

  6. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5670 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    For a number of years, the City of Milwaukee has had an innovative program to resell distressed properties at token prices. Even the required down payment/proof of funds seems modest. Not sure why the attic must be returned to an unfinished attic space but it may have something to do with structural issues or to thwart the house from being used as an apartments house again. Hat’s off and many thanks to the City of Milwaukee for choosing restoration over demolition.

  7. MJGMJG says: 2663 comments
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    I’d buy this house for the woodwork and staircase alone!

  8. MikeMike says: 382 comments
    1886 Queen Anne

    Wow…what an opportunity for someone with a little vision.

  9. Wow, great house! Looking on Google Street view, it seems that the neighbor built a fence a half foot from the back door. I wonder if that is the actual property line.

  10. RichMRichM says: 43 comments

    Let’s go

  11. darladarla says: 157 comments
    Commerce City, CO

    my heart wants to do this….
    but body says NO!


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