By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Apr 05, 2022 at 8:08 AM

I know it's not in Milwaukee, but since it was built by Schlitz Brewing in 1900, this building in Chicago's Little Village has got a Brew City pedigree.

And what a gem it is. Look at that gravity-defying turret! And it's still got its Schlitz globe medallion!

The multi-unit former tied house tavern has 12 rooms, including six bedrooms, and two baths and is currently for sale for $351,000. It's unlear how much of the original saloon space survives.

You can find the complete listing here.

Schlitz Brewing built many beautiful tied house saloons – taverns built by breweries and leased to operators who sold that brewery's beer exclusively (an arrangement outlawed with Prohibition) – at home in Milwaukee.

But it also hired Chicago-based architects to design equally stunning taps in the Windy City.

Some examples include the East Side Tap, which you can see here; the dearly departed Southport Lanes; Schuba's music club and tavern building; and this recently landmarked gem.

Now, you (or we) can own one, too!

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.