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Sold – Under $100K Sunday – Circa 1915 Duplex For Sale in Milwaukee, WI Under $100K
April 10, 2022
OHU50K Notes $99,900Sold for $80,000
The brickwork on this duplex for sale in the Sherman Park neighborhood of Milwaukee is simply work of art. Built in 1915, Each unit is 1,800 square feet of amazing original details, including tiled fireplace mantels, wainscoting with plate rails, stained glass, pantries, cast iron radiators and natural woodwork.
Old world charm abound- great for owner occupant or investor. Circa 1915 3/3 Duplex with more than 1800 square feet in each unit. Both units have natural woodwork, fire places, built ins, leaded glass and bonus rooms in the attic. this home is very spacious, full of charm and won’t last long! Room sizes have been estimated.
Mr. Elias Smith and his wife Jennie purchased this house in 1930. Elias was born in Minsk, Russia, in 1888. He emigrated to the U.S. when he was 20 years of age, and married his wife a year later. The couple had four daughters, Dinah, Anna, Gertrude and Rebecca. Their only son, Gustav, died in infancy.
Elias owned the home mortgage free, making an excellent living as a fruit merchant and president of the Milwaukee Fruit and Produce Corporation. He was also a prominent member of the Jewish community. Sadly, he was killed in a tragic automobile accident on an icy day in January of 1932. Deeming it too treacherous to drive, he and his friend decided to park the car in a parking garage and take a street car home. As, they entered the garage, another car hit them.When they all alighted their vehicles to inspect the damage, a third vehicle plowed into the group, killing Elias. He was 51.