He wasn’t the biggest name in Milwaukee, yet his baking fortune lives on a century later

He wasn’t the biggest name in Milwaukee, yet his baking fortune lives on a century later

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The little known legacy of Milwaukee's 'baker baron' and his Concordia mansion

Michael Carpenter grew the profile of his Milwaukee bakery to a national level, so much so he attracted the attention of a Nabisco, sold his business and made a fortune.

Then, he lived out his days in lavish home, fit for a beer baron.

But today, most people probably don’t know his name.

We’re changing that this week on Urban Spelunking, as we visit “baker baron” Michael Carpenter’s eye-catching mansion in the Concordia neighborhood.

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And make sure to check out Bobby’s complete story here.