August 21 2015
On Hackett with History

4 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms


Four bedrooms on Hackett and Hampshire.


by Pamela Williams

I'm always drawn to a house with a rich history, and this four bedroom, two bathroom (one full) craftsman on the corner of North Hackett and East Hampshire did not disappoint me.

It was built in 1903 for Henry E Legler, and was designed by architects Elmer Grey and Cecil Chapman. We recently featured another cool home designed by Elmer Grey not far from this one on Kenwood and Summit. Mr. Legler was a noted member of the Milwaukee School board and the Wisconsin Library commission.

This home has some of the finest restored woodwork that I have ever seen. It's everywhere, from the grand custom staircase, the built-ins, and my personal favorite: the exposed beams in the ceiling. I also really like that the bedrooms are all on the second floor and pretty spacious.

It has a nice-sized private backyard, two car garage, and Downer Ave. is only a block away. UWM is around the block and the great Sala da Pranza restaurant is next door on Hampshire. Another great piece of history available on the east side.

Some pictures here and more via the link.

Link to Listing

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