Key Milwaukee

July 2013

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Ten Chimneys offers visitors personal view of theater's 'Golden Age' TEN CHIMNEYS in Genesee Depot, 30 minutes southwest of Milwaukee, was the summer home of theater legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. "Anyone who was anyone" in theatre, arts and literature visited from the roaring 1920s through the 1940s. Recognized as a National Historic Landmark, the estate remains an important place for artistic creation, discussion and inspiration. Ten Chimneys is overflowing with memorabilia: notes from Laurence Olivier, snapshots of the Lunts with the Queen Mother, mementos from Helen Hayes and Noël Coward, inscribed first edition books from Edna Ferber and Alexander Woollcott, and remembrances from dozens of others More than just the Lunts' home, Ten Chimneys was a home for the arts. Most of Ten Chimneys' historic furnishings, hand-painted murals, personal décor, and diverse collections are intact and unchanged – original pieces hand-picked by the Lunts in the 1920s, '30s, and '40s. And the magic is undiminished. As guests are welcomed through the Lunts' remarkable creation, they are surprised and then moved by countless details. Visitors are led through the estate by highly-trained docents, Tuesday through Saturday through Dec. 1. Tours are available from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended; phone 262-968-4110. For info, visit From Milwaukee, take I-94 west towards Madison to Hwy 83 south, Hwy. 83 to Genesee Depot. When Hwy. 83 curves left, turn right onto Depot Road and watch for the Ten Chimneys sign on your left. ST. DY AL RA IV B ST 27,2013 FEJULY Y RDA U S AT G PLIN SAM LING T ST Y MEN WRE TA I N P R O - J E W E L R ER T ENT S TUN ING ELL BMX S OW IC & CHEESE S US F M ORS VISION AG SH N I END S O CONSI D V DR GE S TA + W I S T Y O F F O O D P U L A R 4 O 4 5 VA R I E AND R-P OF ART R EVE RING TTERY US OU PL PO EAM T FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT BRADYSTREET.ORG I INFO 51

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