This is one of the oldest houses in Milwaukee, and it will hit the market soon
This week on Urban Spelunking, we're visiting the northwest corner of Milwaukee to spotlight one of the oldest homes in the city.
The Isaac Leister house was built in 1855, in the former town of Granville on large plot of farmland. Much of that land has since been converted to Dretzka Park golf course, but the home remains. In the 1950s it was heavily renovated and is now being updated to hit the market again.
Huge boulders and field stone make up the home's foundation, which is still intact today. The rest of the inside has been modernized, but the basic footprint, windows and rooflines still closely resemble the original design.
This week on the podcast, we go talk about Isaac Leister, plus share more of its unique history. Listen below and visit OnMilwaukee for more photos and a detailed timeline.