James S. Brown Doublehouse
1122 N. Astor St.

James S. Brown was a prominent lawyer and became Milwaukee's mayor in 1861. The house was built in close proximity to downtown business, but on high, dry ground, as opposed to the swampy areas nearby. Note the parapet end walls characteristic of the Federal style popular in Milwaukee just prior to the Civil War. Since 1927 the building has been used for business and presently houses a womens' fine clothing shop.