Archives for March 2015

Rep. Jonathan Brostoff to Speak at HWTN April 1 Meeting

State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff will be a guest speaker at Historic Water Tower Neighborhood’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday April 1, 2015.

Elected to the Wisconsin Assembly on Nov. 4, 2014, Jonathan grew up on Milwaukee’s East Side and attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he earned a degree in political science and met his wife, Diana Vang-Brostoff. According to his bio:

For almost two decades, Rep. Brostoff has dedicated his life to supporting vulnerable community members through both professional and volunteer positions. Rep. Brostoff worked for several of Milwaukee’s homeless shelters and social service agencies, including Pathfinders for youth and Dryhootch for veterans. His specific areas of interest are mental health, disability rights, and Hmong rights. He was a longtime aide and District Director for the previous Senate Democratic Leader, Chris Larson, until being elected to the WI State Assembly for the 2015-2016 Legislative Session. Rep. Brostoff serves on the Aging and Long-Term Care, Financial Institutions, Mental Health, State Affairs and Government Operations, and Ways and Means Committees in the 2015-16.

2inaugurationOur meeting takes place at the Marcia Coles Community Room beneath the Lake Park Pavilion. As always, you’re invited to join us at 6:45 p.m. for coffee and cookies courtesy of Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro.


Check out feature and photos on gorgeous HWTN mansion

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s “At Home With…” column recently featured another stunning HWTN-area home. This home is owned by HWTN members Andrew and Laura Brusky.

“More than a century after the home was built, the Bruskys find that it suits them perfectly. It will enable them to host philanthropic events. Their interest in the area has led to work with the Historic Water Tower Neighborhood, including hosting house and garden parties held by the organization. Andrew is vice president of membership for the group.”

Enjoy the story and photos!


HWTN Eschweiler home featured in Journal Sentinel

A lovely 1894 Alexander C. Eschweiler-designed home in the Historic Water Tower Neighborhood was recently an “At Home With…” feature in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

“Among the home’s distinctive features are the flared eaves punctuated by 198 fishtail rafters. They resemble the upcurved eaves of Japanese pagodas. Eschweiler was known for his striking Japonist pagoda design for filling stations for Wadham’s Oil and Grease Company. One of the few remaining ‘Wadham’s pagodas’ is located in Cedarburg’s Washington Avenue Historic District.”

The feature and photo gallery includes interviews with the owners, Cate and Colin Scanes. The Scanes are HWTN members, and Colin is currently our treasurer.