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SOLD for 168,000
May 2013

Architect: Alexander Chadbourne Eschweiler (August 10, 1865 – June 12, 1940) was an American architect, with a practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that built both residences and commercial structures. His eye-catching Japonist pagoda design for filling stations for Wadham's Oil and Grease Company of Milwaukee

were repeated over a hundred times, though only a very few survive. His substantial turn-of-the-twentieth-century residences for the Milwaukee business elite, in conservative Jacobethen or neo-Georgian idioms, have preserved their cachet in the city.

Eschweiler was born in Boston, Massachusetts . He studied at Marquette University and Cornell University, graduating in 1890. Eschweiler opened his practice in Milwaukee in 1892. In 1923 his sons, Alexander C. Eschweiler Jr., Theodore, and Carl joined him in practice.

The Eschweiler Prize is made from a bequest of Alexander C. Eschweiler, Jr., ’15 in memory of his father Alexander C. Eschweiler, Sr., ’90. An annual award of approximately $3,000* is given to a student in architecture with high scholastic achievement who has been accepted in one of the architecture graduate programs at Cornell. *Amount of award may vary from year to year. 

A number of Eschweiler works are listed on theNational register of Historic Places.

Eighty-one surviving commissions were noted in the exhibition "Alexander Eschweiler in Milwaukee: Celebrating a Rich Architectural Heritage" Charles Allis Art Museum, 2007.

Previous Owner: Claire B. Bird was an American lawyer from Wausau who served four years as a Republican member of the Wisconsin State senate from the 25th District ( Langlade and Marathon Counties ).

Bird was born on October 27, 1868 in Jefferson, Wisconsin.He graduated from the Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin Wisconsin before graduating from the University of Wisconsin of Madison, University of Wisconsin Law School. Afterwards, Bird began practicing law in Wausau, Wisconsin. He was appointed city attorney of Wausau in 1897 and served two years; was vice-president of the Wisconsin State Board of Education 1917-18, resigning when elected to the Senate; and served as president of the Wisconsin State Bar Association.

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