I've been in the attic and basement at the Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave., and I know there are some gems up there. Now, you can purchase some of these tidbits, including some historical items when the Pabst hosts an outdoor estate sale Saturday, June 8.
The sale, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., will be held rain or shine, and history buffs won't want to miss it. There will be architectural fragments from lost Milwaukee buildings, antique furniture, framed artwork, decorative objects, Christmas decor (including some from Gimbels!), glassware, breweriana and more.
Prices range from $2 to $1,500.
"After opening our doors as a historic home for tours 40 years ago, our focus has been to secure decorative arts furnishings and artwork that are original to the Pabst Mansion," said Pabst Mansion President Pamela Williams-Lime in a press release.
"Through the generosity of our donors and Pabst family members, many pieces have returned to the mansion. Among the items available for sale are fine art, decorative objects and furniture that had been on display but have since been exchanged for the original pieces now. Other items included in the sale are a range of objects including pieces used for exhibits and items from holiday displays such as the mechanical Dickens’ characters from Milwaukee’s Gimbels’ Christmas windows.
"This is also an opportunity to clean out our attic, kitchen and basement of contemporary and vintage pieces no longer in use. We thought just for fun we would also add a cookout with Crafty Cow to the event. too!"
Crafty Cow MKE will run a grill at the event from 11 until 3, with some proceeds going to the Pabst Mansion, built by Capt. Frederick Pabst between 1890 and '92 and designed by architects Ferry and Clas.
All proceeds from sales at this event will support the Pabst Mansion. All sales are final. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. Items sold at the Outdoor Estate Sale will need to be taken by the end of the sale date. Limited parking will be available at the Pabst Mansion and street parking is recommended. For more information, call (414) 931-0808 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 OnMilwaukee.com 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 can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.