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An Introduction to Haunted Brumder Mansion

In the Marquette University area, Brumder Mansion Bed & Breakfast sits on a main street that leads into downtown Milwaukee. Lining the historic Concordia District, the neighborhood is filled with old Victorian homes , some of which are no longer residences, but now serve as commercial buildings. In this article, you will learn some of the history of the haunted Brumder Mansion.

Features of the Mansion

In the past, West Wisconsin Street was originally called Grand Avenue , a street where you’d find luxuriously large Victorian mansions. The Brumder Mansion also shares a regional space with the Pabst Mansion and a few other old standouts. The Brumder Mansion is a four-story home made out of red brick that dates back to 1910. There are examples of Victorian and Gothic design styles. The furnishings and décor allow you to experience what it was like to live in the home of an upper class family during the early 1900s.

Some of the features of the property include a large kitchen, handcrafted stained glass, ceramic mosaic tiled fireplace in the dining room, and an impressive Gothic oak staircase. The home has an interesting feature in the large basement space. The man of the house placed a Victorian ballroom area with its own outside entrance. Throughout the years, the house saw a lot of action. During the 1920s and 1930s, many parties took place. The ballroom was also used as a gambling joint for high rollers.

People came to play billiards when the space was used as a rec room. At one point, it was a café that filled with the sounds of live music. A former owner also used the space as a licensed theater for dramatic and comedic productions that seated up to 75 people. Today, the ballroom theatre in the basement has been renovated with the addition of new lighting, stage space, and painted walls. Sometimes, people rent the space to hold special events, parties, receptions, music concerts, and host other activities for small groups of people.  

In the mansion, weddings and receptions have been held , in other words, there has been and still is plenty of space for a wide range of occasions to take place at the Brumder Mansion. If you are interested in paying a visit to the haunted Brumder Mansion, you will find this property in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at 3046 W. Wisconsin Avenue.

Original Owners of the Mansion

The original owner of the mansion was a leader in the business industry named George Brumder Sr., who made his money by publishing German language newspapers, reading material and sheet music. It was he who wanted the mansion built in 1910 for one of his sons. It was George Jr. and his wife Henrietta that made their life in the home with their 11 children.

While Brumder Sr. passed away in May of 1910, his son continued to call the mansion his home for 10 more years. It was then placed on the real estate market in the early 1920’s after his wife Henrietta died.