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The Castle on Newberry is 2013 WBCS, Inc. Showhouse for a Cure

Tour hours:
June 1-16, 2013
Weekdays: 11 am to 4 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 11 to 4 pm

$25 at the Showhouse or $20 at Showhouse ticket outlets or on the website.

Please note:
We sincerely regret that the Showhouse property is not handicap accessible or a safe venue for children under 8.

For details:  call (414) 297-9152, or see the Showhouse Web site.

May 16, 2013 College News - The 2013 WBCS, Inc. Showhouse for a Cure features a beautiful home on Newberry Boulevard in Milwaukee, named one of America’s “Great Streets” by the American Planning Association. The Bavarian-style Tudor home at 2228 East Newberry Blvd. was commissioned in 1930 by Charles and Malthilde Boltz, and designed by Frederick Graf, a sought-after architect who designed more than 100 buildings in the region. The 4,500 square foot home, originally built for $30,000, features five bedrooms, a ballroom, and a solarium. The Showhouse has been made available by current owners Steve and Kadie Jelenchick.

A distinguishing feature of the house is the entrance, which has a turret nestled in the center of the house, with a pointed roof and lancet windows on each side. Bottle-glass patterns enhance the small leaded glass windows on either side of the entrance turret. Its unique façade, resembling a medieval country estate, led to the home’s current nickname, “The Castle on Newberry.”

The hammered-brass chandelier and matching sconces with fleur-de-lis patterns were designed and crafted by the original owner in his brass and aluminum foundry. It was taken down and stored in the attic until one of the subsequent owner’s children discovered it while playing “hide and seek.” A round button hidden under the rug and dining room table was used to signal the kitchen maid. Two built-in refrigerators were the first of their kind in the neighborhood.

Other unique features of the Castle on Newberry include an arts and crafts designed staircase leading to the ballroom, which perches over the rear hall and garage. Lantern-like colorful leaded glass lights decorate the newels at the top and bottom of the staircase. Candle-shaped sidelights illuminate the ballroom, which is paved with checkered tile. 

WBCS is a volunteer organization that raises money for breast cancer and prostate cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center. Since 1998, WBCS has contributed $4.75 million to those efforts. 

Related 2013 events are:

Showhouse Boutique

Visit our boutique before or after your tour for unique treasures from favorite past vendors and exciting new ones. Check out our yard art, hand blown glass art, vintage handbags and pins, and a great selection of handmade jewelry to satisfy every taste. Shop for holidays, birthdays, and other celebrations. Open to the public without a ticket during Showhouse hours.

Friday, May 31
2013 Raise a Glass to Hope Fund Raiser
(Presented by Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin)

Join us for an evening celebration at the unveiling of the 16th Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse, located at 2228 E. Newberry Boulevard in Milwaukee. From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., tour the 2013 showhouse, meet with the showhouse designers, and be the first to shop the boutique. Starting at 7, enjoy small plate dining and drinks.  The live auction begins at 8 p.m.

For more information or to RSVP, please visit the Raise a Glass to Hope Web site

Saturday, June 8
Hope Springs Eternal: WBCS Racing for Research at MCW
5K Run/2K Walk
Lake Park

Be part of a day of inspiration and hope, and help support the fight against breast cancer and prostate cancer. The second annual Hope Springs Eternal: WBCS Racing for Research at MCW fun run and walk kicks off at 9:00 A.M. at Lake Park in Milwaukee. Through personalized fundraising pages, individuals and teams can raise funds and awareness for the cause. Registration and race information available at the WBCS Racing for Research at MCW Run/Walk Web site.

Monday, July 22
15th Annual Kathy Duffey Fogarty Tee Up for a Cure© Outing
Blue Mound Golf and Country Club

10 a.m. to Noon Registration; Putting green and practice range open.
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Shotgun start
5:30 p.m. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
7 p.m. Dinner and awards presentation

For information about the outing or sponsorship opportunities, contact Bonnie at (262) 786-9444 or Jan at (262) 786-2818.

Thursday, October 10
“Pinktacular” Salute to Survivors Luncheon & Fashion Show
Italian Community Center


February 8, 2014
Pink Tie Gala
Delafield Hotel, Delafield, WI
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