Former Gustav Pabst mansion sold to Milwaukee Hmong service provider


A historic mansion converted to offices on the west side of Milwaukee has been sold to a nonprofit group that provides services to Hmong women and children, including queer and trans people.

The Gustav Pabst mansion, 3030 W. Highland Blvd., was sold to the Hmong American Women’s Association for $ 430,000, listing broker David Barry of Barry Co. said.

The association plans to relocate its operations from 3727 W. National Ave.

“HAWA will continue to provide services to abused women, girls, gay and transgender people in Southeast Asia,” said Executive Director Tammie Xiong. “We are very pleased to finally have a permanent home in Milwaukee that will allow us to continue this important work. . “

The organization is launching a campaign to raise $ 1 million to support the new facility and its mission, Xiong wrote in a letter to the community.

The Highland Boulevard building will be a place where “within walls and within people, security, resilience and liberation flourish and allow us to dream and to pour into our families and communities what we know is possible” , wrote Xiong.

Mansion was a gift to Pabst’s wife, Hilda

The three-story, 11,000-square-foot building, originally known as Gustav Pabst House, has a Neo-Elizabethan design and was built in 1898, according to the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Gustav Pabst, a former president of Pabst Brewing Co., built the mansion as a gift for his wife, Hilda, according to Barry Co.

It was then sold to another notable business executive in Milwaukee: Fritz Pritzlaff, president of Pritzlaff Hardware Co.

Additions were built in 1951, 1962 and 1976, according to the company. Its later uses included a clinic and daycare, Barry said.

The building was sold by Thirty Thirty LLC, run by Mark Metz. Metz has run his law firm there for the past decade, Barry said.

Gustav Pabst was the son of Frederick Pabst, longtime president of the company, and succeeded his father after his death in 1904.

He was president until 1921.

This included two years during Prohibition when the brewery was closed and the company instead produced products such as related beers, “Pabstette” a whole milk food, Pabst “Wonder” cheese, syrup and milk. malt extract and a soft drink, according to a City of Historic Conservation. Report of the Commission.

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