Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion
2000 W. Wisconsin Ave.
1890

Probably the most significant residential landmark in Milwaukee, this mansion was designed by George Ferry of Ferry & Clas. The conservatory at the east end of the house was originally an exhibit pavilion for the display of Pabst (Brewery) products at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893. Pabst was originally a ship captain and married Maria Best, the daughter of the founder of Best Brewery. Pabst eventually became the company president, changing the name to Pabst. His sons, Gustave and Fred Jr. also built mansions of their own. The Pabst Theater is a legacy to the Pabsts. Now look at the detail of the entrance. There is also a website by the mansion staff -- be sure to check it out.