The status of Jeffrey Dahmer’s apartment construction site today — Stock Photo


by Netflix DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story fell on the streamer at the end of September. After watching the 10 true crime episodes, viewers want to know more about Jeffrey Dahmer’s apartment building. It is true that the Oxford Apartments no longer exist in Milwaukee, but what is there today?

Jeffrey Dahmer’s Building – The Oxford Apartments

On May 14, 1990, Jeffrey Dahmer moved from his grandmother’s house to the Oxford Apartments at 924 North 25th Street, Apartment 213, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As it is dramatized in DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Storyhe murdered twelve victims there until his ultimate capture on July 22, 1991.

While living in the Oxford flats, his neighbors repeatedly complained to the building manager, Sopa Princewill. Residents reported strange smells, falling objects and sometimes the sound of a chainsaw. However, when confronted, Dahmer provided many excuses and reasons for the sounds and smells. He said his freezer broke and the food was spoiled or his tropical fish died. The manager never contacted the police about the strange smells or sounds.

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When and why was Jeffrey Dahmer’s building demolished?

The owners of Jeffrey Dahmer’s apartment building, Campus Circle Project, chose to demolish the 49-unit Oxford complex to support the local community. The demolition began on November 16, 1992, the same year Dahmer was sentenced to 16 life terms for his crimes.

“It has been a symbol of anger, pain, violence and death,” project chairman Patrick LeSage told the Bulletin of the Oxford building. “It should be replaced with a sign of our commitment to supporting the healing process and working together as a community of people who care.”

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In August 1992, only 15 of the 49 apartments housed residents. The project offered to help relocate the occupants prior to demolition. Although the owners have stated their desire to demolish the building to help the community, it does not appear that many people wanted to live there after the Dahmer murders came to light. It probably cost the owners more to keep it open with so few tenants than to tear it down.

At the time of demolition, the Campus Circle Project pledged to plant flowers and grass on the site.

What is on the site of Jeffrey Dahmer’s building today?

The site of Jeffrey Dahmer's building in 2022
The site of Jeffrey Dahmer’s building at 924 North 25th Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin | Google Photos

As seen in the image above, Jeffrey Dahmer’s building site is now grass and some trees. A black rotten iron fence surrounds the perimeter, but there are no flowers or garden. All attempts to convert the site into a memorial garden, playground or new housing have failed.

The 10 episodes of DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story are currently streaming on Netflix.

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