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The History: In its heyday, this Tudor Revival might well have seemed an ostentatious home for a low-level clerk at the First National Bank of Milwaukee. So it may not be a surprise that the clerk in question, Henry G. Goll, helped bank president Frank G. Bigelow embezzle $1.45 million (over $36 million in today’s dollars). During Goll’s trial, the already-jailed Bigelow testified that the clerk misappropriated funds on his own, too. That may explain how Goll could afford to build this grand home in 1900—even though he didn’t start cooking the books for Bigelow until 1904.
Shown: The brown-brick H. G. Goll house boasts more than 4,000 square feet of living space.