Hanover Street Mansions
821, 813, 803 S. 3rd St.
1870-1875

In the late 1800s, Hanover Street (now south 3rd St.) was a showplace of the South Side. These are three variations on the Victorian Italianate style, and were all built in the early 1870s. The house at 821 S. 3rd St. was built last and (originally) had the greatest ornamentation. The owners were Emil Durr (821, lumber dealer), Emil Schneider (813, liquor wholesaler), and Heliodore Hilbert (803, civil engineer, president of the Common Council, and city treasurer).