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4430 N LAKE DR

Architecture and History Inventory
4430 N LAKE DR | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:James M. and Katherine Walsh House
Other Name:Joseph and Tracey Grabowski House
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:8846
Location (Address):4430 N LAKE DR
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Year Built:1926
Survey Date:19802011
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Tudor Revival
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Wall Material:Brick
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Additional Information:A 'site file' exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation-Public History.

The 10,000 GSF two-story English-style house was originally built in 1926 for James M. Walsh, inventor of the first horse harness without buckles, at a cost of $49,516. The house was sold by the widow of Mr. Walsh to Walter Harnischfeger, a prominent Milwaukee industrialist, for $45,000 in 1946.

In 1961 Mr. Harnischfeger and his wife donated the property, then estimated to be worth $60,000, to the university. The Board of Regents then designated the house as the official residence for the UW Milwaukee chancellor. First occupied by Chancellor J. Martin Klotsche and his family in November 1962, the residence has since been home to the families of chancellors Werner Baum, Frank Horton, Clifford V. Smith, Jr., John H. Schroeder, Nancy Zimpher, and Carlos Santiago.

SOME 1/2 TIMBERING. DETAILS OBSCURED BY IVY. A covenant in perpetuity was placed on this property on 12/15/2010.

Covenant/Easement: In Perpetuity. Effective 12-15-2010. A 'covenant file' exists for this property. It may contain additional information such as photos, drawings and correspondence. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office.
Bibliographic References:UWM Buildings, Some Pertinent Facts, 1977. House on 2013 Spaces & traces tour presented by Historic Milwaukee.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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