Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

  • 839 N. 11th Street
  • Hours
  • Saturday: 10am-4pm
  • Sunday: 10am-4pm
  • Photography permitted: Yes Tripod: no
  • Filming permitted: no Tripod: no

The building was built in 1869 as a single family residence for Daniel Schultz. The style is common Milwaukee Italianate utilizing cream city brick. Albert Seeboth became owner in 1906 and remodeled by adding front porch, a 3rd floor, and changing overall look to a German Revival style. Dr. Eisenberg moved into house in 1920s and opened his clinic on 2nd floor. In 1966, Avrum M. Chudnow purchased building for his law and property management offices, and began moving his collection of Americana into the home. Chudnow Museum opened in August 2012.


Visitors will take a self-guided walk through two floors of rooms that have been turned into Milwaukee shops and locations from the 1920s through the early 1940s. Each historically recreated room will feature items collected by Avrum M. Chudnow that place the visitor in this era of dramatic change in the United States. Many of the rooms have sound effects such as narration, radio ads, and music from this dynamic time. There is even a movie theatre on the second floor that features several short clips.


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