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The Brumder Mansion is among the more than 30 buildings featured in this year's virtual Concordia Neighborhood Home Tour.

The annual Concordia Neighborhood tour heads online

In what may serve as something of a preview of this year's virtual Doors Open Milwaukee, the annual Historic Concordia Neighborhood Home Tour takes place online this weekend.

The 30-year tradition that has swung open the doors to many of the most beautiful mansions in the city, along West Wisconsin Avenue, Wells Street, Kilbourn Avenue, State Street, Highland Boulevard and beyond is adapting to the coronavirus pandemic, but offering virtual tours at its website instead of the usual in-person event.

The tour available online Saturday, June 20 at hcni.org/home-tour – or via the HCNI Virtual Tour app, available for download here – will feature twice as many homes as usual in 360-degree videos, audio tours, historic and current images, and more.

More than 30 buildings will be featured and homes for sale will be identified as such.

Among them are the Tripoli Shrine, Brumder Mansion, Harnischfeger Mansion, Gettelman Mansion, the State Theater, the Gustav Pabst Mansion (not to be confused with Captain Pabst's Mansion on 20th and Wisconsin), the Lion House, the so-called Tower House and the historic Concordia College campus, now the Potawatomi Wgema Campus.

No less than John Gurda will kick off the tour with a video introduction.

Although the virtual event is free, donations are requested, and proceeds will be split between The Tandem restaurant on Fond du lac Avenue and Neighborhood House in the Concordia Neighborhood.

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