Building History Detail
Elias Friend Mansion

A two story cream city brick mansion built for Elias Friend with a fifty foot high tower facing the front of the building. It originally faced Mason Street on a large lot and was rotated to face Cass Street and moved to the north in 1897 to make room for the Majestic apartment building. In later years it was subdivided to become a boarding house and was eventually torn down by Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance company to make room for a parking lot.

Architect: unknown

Year Built: 1877, Year Demolished: 1974

Address History:
760 N Cass St (1930 - 1974)
444 Cass St (1874 - 1929)

Milwaukee Sentinel, November 16, 1897
Milwaukee Journal, May 12, 1968
Milwaukee Journal, July 9, 1974
MPL Historic Photos

Record Update: 2010-11-17