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Edward Diederichs House

“The Lion House”

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, April 19, 2012
1. Edward Diederichs House Marker
Inscription. Designed by the firm of Mygatt and Schmidtner in 1855 for Edward Diederichs, this ante-bellum residence was badly damaged by fire and rebuilt in 1859. In 1895, the structure was enlarged with the addition of a second floor designed by architect Howland Russel. The two craved lions for which the building is named were original features of the house that were replicated in 1985.

Designated 3-19-87
National Register of Historic Places
 
Erected 1987.
 
Location. 43° 2.792′ N, 87° 53.826′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of North Franklin Place (State Highway 32) and North Prospect Avenue (State Highway 32), on the right when traveling south on North Franklin Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1241 N Franklin Pl, Milwaukee WI 53202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Prospect Avenue “Spite” House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jason Downer House (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Immanuel Presbyterian Church
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By Paul Fehrenbach, June 27, 2011
2. Edward Diederichs House Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); All Saints Episcopal Cathedral Complex (approx. 0.2 miles away); College Women's Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Regarding Edward Diederichs House. The Lion House is the home of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, June 30, 2011
3. Edward Diederichs House Marker
The Lions.
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By Paul Fehrenbach, April 18, 2012
4. Edward Diederichs House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 20, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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