AAA Editor Notes
Pabst Mansion is at 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave. In 1892 Capt. Frederick Pabst of Pabst Brewing Co. fame built a 37-room Flemish Renaissance Revival mansion on aptly named Grand Avenue, a tree-line boulevard lined with extravagant, upper-class homes.
The street, now known as Wisconsin Avenue, would seem to have lost all evidence of its Gilded Age opulence if it weren't for Pabst's mansion tucked in among the low-rise commercial buildings. Preservationists saved the home from demolition in the 1970s, and since then they have returned several rooms to their former splendor complete with meticulously crafted wood details, lovely stained glass and fine wall coverings.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.