Angela and George Jacobi's House
Edwin and Louise Lemp Pabst of the Pabst Brewery family owned this gracious home. Louise Lemp was a professional artist who had studied and lived in Paris for 20 years. She changed the layout of the house. She had two large picture windows installed in front of house, had marble floors put in the main first floor rooms, and she changed the heating to radiant, removing the unsightly radiators. She made the third floor into her art studio. After the death of the Lemps, the house remained vacant for three years. During this time it was used once as a symphony house.
George Jacobi was offered a job with Johnson Controls and the couple moved to Milwaukee from Chicago in 1978. He is now retired. They chose this house originally because it was close to the freeway. Angela Jacobi was unfamiliar with Milwaukee and wanted to be close to Chicago, because she thought she’d miss her friends too much.
Angela and George are avid Art collectors and patrons of the performing arts. "It's easier to be involved, not just attend" said Angela. They are very active on boards and with various groups, such as the Milwaukee Opera Theater, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Milwaukee Art Museum. They began collecting art in Chicago when they met students from the Chicago Art Institute after the WWII. Their core collection comes from Chicago. After they moved to Milwaukee they began collecting Wisconsin Art.
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