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Look inside this Concordia neighborhood Queen Anne mansion

As wealth spread around the city in its early days, Milwaukee's elite began constructing homes up and down State Street in the present-day Concordia neighborhood.

This week on Urban Spelunking, we visit one of those Queen Anne homes near 27th and State Street, which was recently listed for sale.

The home was built by Charles Donges, an heir to a wealthy family in the knitwear business. He unfortunately didn't live long in the house, 2619 W. State St., as he died shortly after construction was completed in 1894.

But the house endured and was home to many other families over the years, as detailed in Bobby Tanizilo's research in this week's story at

We go inside the mansion to uncover its unique architectural features and more about the family's history on this week's podcast episode of Urban Spelunking. Listen below, and read Bobby's complete story here.

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