Louis Lange Publishing Company

I know I’ve photographed this building before, but for the life of me, I can’t find it now.

Nonetheless, it is undergoing an amazing renovation that is bringing the former Louis Lange Publishing Company back to life.

There was a bit of controversy about the use of tax abatements, which freezes the tax assessment at the abandoned building rate for a set period, and I normally oppose such tax breaks in desirable neighborhoods, but this part of the city needs all the help it can get.


  1. Looks great. Just took a look at google street-view and this is a huge improvement.

  2. Chris, I found this while searching for information about Louis Lange, who was my great-grandfather. I have tons of information about him and the Louis Lange Publishing Company. Let me know if you have questions.
    David Nahrwold, M.D. Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University

    • Dr. Nahrwold, I would be very interested in learning more about your great-grandfather’s company! My e-mail is naffziger (at) gmail (dot) com.

  3. I am the Executive Director of Goethe House Wisconsin and we have received a donation of Die Abendschule which was a Family Newsletter published by the Louis Lange Publishing Co through 1940. We have editions ranging from the late 1920’s – 1930’s, as well as some editions from the late 1880’s. We would be very interested in information regarding Louis Lange and/or the Publishing Company.

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