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Historic Properties and Districts

National Register of Historic Places

For information on their Milwaukee area designations, visit their Database / Research web page and click on the links to the various listing spreadsheets. In addition to the list of properties, they have the official copies of the listing documents and photographs online.


Locally-designated Districts, Sites and Structures

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  Property/District Name Date Built Location Date Designated Council
Resolution
Number*

study

Abbot Row

1889

1019-143 E. Ogden Ave.

2/15/1983

82-1821

study

Adler, Emanuel D., House

1888

1681 N. Prospect Ave.

11/26/2002

000277

study

All Saints Cathedral
Historic District

1868-1903

map
804-28 E. Juneau Ave.

1/4/1984

83-1633

study

Allis, Charles, House

1909

1630 E. Royall Pl.

12/7/1982

82-1345

study

American System Built Homes Historic District

1915-1916

map
North side of W. Burnham St. from S. Layton Blvd to S. 28th St.

3/20/1990

89-2162

study

Auer, Louis & Son Houses (also see Seifert House and Heckler/Sutton House below)

1916

2015, 2019, 2025 & 2029 E. Kenwood

5/15/2007

061433

study

Auer, Louis & Son Houses (Seifert House and Heckler/Sutton House; also see Louis Auer Houses above)

1916-17

2005 & 2009 E. Kenwood

11/25/2008

080938

study

Avalon Theater

1926-1929

2469-83 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

3/2/2004

031460

study

Beth Israel Synagogue (Greater Galilee Baptist Church)   

1925-26

2432 N. Teutonia Ave.

10/31/1989

89-0950

study

Bethel Evangelical Church

1987 (annex 1926)

2392 S. Woodward St.

11/26/2002

011029

study

Brady Street Historic District

1870-1930

map

4/9/90

89-2161

study

Brewer's Hill Historic District

1850-1930

map

11/12/1985

85-1111

study

Brown Double House

1852

1122 –24 N. Astor St.

2/28/2006

051241

study

Bungalow Style Firehouses

1926-28

2901 North 30th St., 1615 W. Oklahoma Ave.,
407 N. Hawley Rd.

6/8/2001

001742

study

Burnham, J. L. Building

1871

100-106 E. Seeboth Street

7/27/2004

040390

study Bzdawka Building 1919 1112-1114 W. Lincoln Avenue 4/7/2017 161538

study

Calvary Cemetery

1857

map

12/8/1987

87-1404

study

Carr, Lester, House

1897

2537 W. Kilbourn Ave.

6/27/1995

95-0163

study

Cass & Wells Street Historic District

1874-1922

map

1/1/1992

90-1170,
90-1703

study

Central Milwaukee Library

1895-1899

814 W. Wisconsin Ave.

11/9/1982

82-1243

study

Christ Polish Baptist Church

1914-1923

2009-13 S. 19th St.

5/8/2007

070068

study

City Hall

1893-1895

200 E. Wells St.

11/9/1982

82-1243

study

Coast Guard Station (see Old Coast Guard Station)

 

 

 

 

study

Cold Spring Park Historic District

1900-1920

map

11/17/1987

87-1400

study

Concordia Historic District

1850-1930

map

10/11/1988

88-0634

study

Concordia Historic District Amended Boundaries

1850-1930

map

7/28/2009

090340

study

Copeland Service Station

1938

4924 W. Roosevelt Dr.

11/28/1995

95-0969

study Crain / Claflin House 1880, remodeled 1904 1773 N. Cambridge Av. 01/29/2016 150349

study

Diehnelt, Walter, House

1924

4430 W. Roosevelt Dr.

6/8/2001

001743

study

Downer Avenue Commercial

1909-1936

map
2551-2651 N. Downer Ave., 2604 N. Hackett Ave.

1/25/2001

000424

 

Eagles Club

1924

2401 W. Wisconsin Ave.

4/4/1989

88-2163

study

East Side Commercial
Historic District

1850-1900

map

11/17/1987

87-0085

study

Ehlers, C. Frederick, House

1886

2576 N. 4th St.

12/21/1990

90-1172

study

Epiphany Lutheran Church (All People's Gathering Lutheran Church)

Church 1906, Social Hall 1925

2600 N. 2nd St.

1/18/2000

99-1413

study

Federal Building

1892-1899

515 E. Wisconsin Ave.

11/9/1982

82-1243

study

Fifteenth District School / McKinley School

 

2201 W. Vliet St.

10/03/2014

140670

study

Fifteenth District School / McKinley School Playground

1885, 1888, 1898, & 1958

1255 N. 20th St.

10/03/2014

140671

 

First German Methodist Church (part of Pabst Brewery Complex Historic District)

1872

1037 W. Juneau Ave.

 

 

study

First National / First Wisconsin Bank

1912-14

733-43 N. Water St.

10/23/2007

070804

study

First Unitarian Church

1891-1892

1009 E. Ogden Ave. / 1342 N. Astor St.

2/12/1991

90-1525

study

First Ward Triangle Historic District

1855-1900

map

7/12/1983

83-229

 

Fitzgerald, Robert Patrick, House

1874

1119 N. Marshall St.

7/10/1990

90-0213

study

47th St. Bungalow District

1922-1928

map
2500 block of N. 47th St.

1/25/2001

000804

study

Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist

1929

3069 N. Downer Ave., aka 2519 E. Kenwood Blvd.

9/24/1996

96-0694

study Frattinger, Peter & Ida House 1886 807 N. 23rd Street 2/23/2017 161573

study

Friedmann Row

1891

731 E. Pleasant St., 1537 N. Cass St., 1539 N. Cass St., 1541 N. Cass St., 1543 N. Cass St.

6/6/1995

95-0013

 

Fundamental Bible Church (part of Concordia Historic District)

1950

2921-27 W. State St., 2925 W. State St.

 

 

study

Garden Homes Historic District

1921-1923

map

1/15/2013

101274

study

Germania Building

1896

135 W. Wells St.

03/04/2014

131335

study

Gesu Church

1893-1894

1145 W. Wisconsin Ave.

2/15/1983

82-1822

study

Gipfel Union Brewery

1853

423-27 W. Juneau Ave.

7/16/1985

85-585

study

Goll, Frederick J., House

1898

1550 N. Prospect  Ave.

12/11/2002

011566

study

Graham Row

1887

1501-07 N. Marshall St.

11/9/1982

82-1243

study

Grand Avenue Congregational Church (Irish Cultural & Heritage Center)

1887

2133 W. Wisconsin Ave.

3/27/1984

83-2268

study

Grant Boulevard Historic District

1900-1930

map

10/23/1985

85-1110

study

Gustorf, Edmund, House

1922

3138 N. Cambridge Ave.

12/20/1985

85-1519

study

Haberer Saloon

1907-08

3935-37 W. Vliet St.

5/23/1986

86-208

study

Harnischfeger, Henry House

1905

3424 W. Wisconsin Ave.

2/12/1991

90-1526

 

Hausmann Building

1891

1750 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.

2/11/1986

85-1719

study

Hide House, buildings 1 through 4

1898

2625 S. Greeley St.

7/28/2009

090288

study

Hrobsky/Berg Building

1897

2722-24 N. King Dr.

5/31/2006

060039

study

Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church

Church & Rectory 1885, School 1892

2003-11 N. Oakland Ave.
and 2038 N Bartlett Ave.

1/18/2000

99-1199

study

Hummel / Uihlein Building

1889

2673-2679 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.

7/7/2010

091601

 

Immanuel Reformed Church (Greater Mt. Zion, part of Sherman Blvd. Historic District)

1916

2479 N. Sherman Blvd.

 

 

study

Jefferson Hall

1928

2617 W. Fond du Lac Ave.

1/22/1985

84-1396

study

Jewett, Milo P., House

1872

800 N. Marshall St.

7/27/1984

84-72

study

Kane, Sanford R., House

1883

1841 North Prospect Ave.

4/17/2003

021764

study

Kenwood Masonic Temple (former Italian Community Center)

1915-16

2648 N. Hackett Ave.

10/16/1990

90-0735

study

Kilbourn Avenue Bascule Bridge

1929

Milwaukee River at Kilbourn Avenue

4/11/2006

051557

study

Kilbourn/Reservoir Park

1872-1873

map
626 E. North Ave., 701 E. Garfield Ave.

7/23/1999

99-0325

study

Knowles, Jr., George, House

1879 (Tax Rolls 1874 through 1886)

1879 . Cambridge Ave.

2/5/2013

121255

study

Koch, George, House ("Lion House")

1897

3209 W. Highland Blvd.

2/12/1985

84-1692

study

Koeffler, Charles, House

1898

817-19 N. Marshall St.

4/15/1986

85-1754-a

study

Konrad & Baumann Building

1905

3225-27 W. Lisbon Ave.

4/7/1998

97-1851

study

Kren Bldg. & Carriage Barn

1909 (barn c.1895)

2647-49 N. 27th St.

5/14/2002

020090

study

Kubbernuss, Friederick, House

1857-64

222 E. Burleigh St.

7/27/2004

040389

study

Kunzelmann, Albert, House

1916

1635 S. 8th St.

3/3/1998

97-1485

study

Kuolt, Anton, Saloon

1889

322 W. State St.

4/15/1986

85-2034

  Lake Park (part of North Point North Historic District) 1894      

study

Leister, Isaac, House

1855

11142 W. Bradley Rd.

12/6/1983

83-1429

 

Lubavitch Chabad of Milwaukee (formerly Upham House, part of North Lake Drive Historic District)

1912

3109 N. Lake Dr.

 

 

study

Machek, Robert, House

1893

1305 N. 19th St.

2/11/1986

85-1725

study

MacLaren, Mrs. Myron T., House (UW-Milw. Alumni House)

1920-23

3230 E. Kenwood Blvd.

12/20/1991

91-1564

study

Manegold/Gramling House

1913

1202 S. Layton Blvd.

11/5/2003

030872

study

Mayer & Durner Buildings

1883-1891

2002-06 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.

6/16/1987

87-0087

study

McIntosh, Charles, House (Wis. Conservatory of Music)

1903

1584 N. Prospect Ave.

12/20/1985

85-1520

study

Meir, Golda, School

1889-1890

1555 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.

11/18/1988

88-1345

study

Messmer, Henry, House

1891

2302 N. Booth St.

10/1/1985

85-915

study

Miller Tavern / Catherine Foley Building (MIAD Student Union)

1884 266-272 E. Erie St. 6/15/2015 141813

study

Milwaukee Fire Department Firehouse Ladder Company No. 5

1886

1945 N. Bartlett Ave.

11/25/2003

030980

study

Milwaukee Protestant Home for the Aged

1892

2449 N. Downer Ave.

3/27/1984

83-2269

study

Milwaukee River Flushing Tunnel Station

1888

1701 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.

2/3/1987

86-1732

study

Mitchell Street Historic District

1875-1935

map

4/15/1986

Revised 9/25/2012

84-1397


120519

study

Murdock, Lafayette / Emily Groom House

1879 (Tax Rolls 1874 through 1886)

1903 N. Cambridge Ave.

2/5/2013

120958

study

New Bavaria / Frank Falk Brewery

c. 1870-1919

639-641 S. 29th St

10/3/2014

121601

study

Niezorawski, Francis (Frank) Duplex

1894

1722-1724 N. Franklin Pl.

2/5/2008

071338

study

North Lake Drive Historic District

1896-1930

map

5/15/1984

84-70

study

North Lake Drive Estates Historic District

1907-30

map

7/27/1984
7/9/1998

84-71
98-0106

study

North Point North Historic District

1895-1930

map

3/8/1983

82-1824

study

North Point South Historic District

1895-1930

map

7/12/1983

83-410

study

North Point Water Tower
(Individual designation and also part of North Point South)

1874

2588 N Lake Drive
(east end of North Ave)

11/9/1982

82-1243

 

Northwestern National Insurance Company Building

1906

526 E. Wisconsin Ave.

6/16/1987

87-0086

study

Nunnemacher Estate / Wildenberg Hotel

1856

2774 S. 27th St.

9/23/2014

140400

study

Octagon House

1852

2443 N. Gordon Pl.

10/9/1998

98-0645

study

Old Coast Guard Station

1915-16

1600 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.

(Razed—site no longer designated)

4/17/2003

011028

study

Old World Third Street Historic District

1855-1910

map

8/2/1991

90-1527

study

Pabst Brewery Historic District

1877-1930

map

7/30/1985

85-586

study

Pabst Brewing Company Hall (aka Metropolitan Hall)

1890-91

537-41 W. Clarke St.

5/14/2002

011567

study

Pabst Mansion

1890-92

2000 W. Wisconsin Ave.

2/11/1986

85-1728

study

Pabst Tavern

1907

3431-33 W. Vliet St.

3/20/1998

97-1677

study

Pabst Theater

1895

144 E .Wells St.

12/7/1982

82-1345

study

Paetzold, Lorenz, House

c. 1878-83

1942 S. Muskego Ave.

3/25/1986

85-1726

study

Palmer, Henry L., Masonic Lodge #301 / Love Tabernacle

1913 (Milwaukee building permit June 5, 1913)
Remodeled 1927 (Milwaukee building permit February 25, 1927)

2640-2650 N. 1st St.

11/27/2012

120875

study

Peck, George W., Row House

1883

1620-30 N. Farwell Ave.

6/16/1998

97-1896

study

Peck, James, S., House

1870-71

1105 N. Waverly Pl.

7/26/1988

88-0635

study Pettibone / White House c. 1850, remodeled c. 1870 and 1902 2051 W. Wisconsin Av. 5/21/2015 140835

study

Philipp, Emanuel, School

1931

4310 N. 16th St.

11/18/1988

88-1346

 

Pryor Avenue Iron Well

1882

1710 E. Pryor Ave.

11/17/1987

87-0591

study

Railroad Swing Bridge

1915

Milwaukee River at Jefferson St.

7/15/2005

050249

study

Richards, Daniel, House (demolished by fire 7/1/02)

c. 1836 & 1841

2863 N. 1st St.

3/21/2000

99-1644

 

St. Anthony's Church (part of Mitchell Street Historic District)

1881

1711 S. 9th St.

4/15/1986

84-1397

study

St. Benedict the Moor  Roman Catholic Church

1923

1015 N. 9th St.

3/3/1998

97-1486
95-1036

study

St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church Complex Historic District (1899-1901 Church)

1893-94 School, 1894 Rectory, 1923-24 Convent

map
2604, 2618, 2626 N. Bremen St.
904 E. Clarke St.

9/17/1992

92-0626

 

St. Hedwig's Church (part of Brady Street Historic District)

1886

1716 N. Humboldt Ave.

4/9/1990

89-2161

study

St. James Episcopal Church

1867-68 Church, 1899 Parish House

833 W. Wisconsin Ave.

2/12/1991

90-1528

study

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Complex

1889

804-816 W. Vliet St.

2/27/1990

89-1370

study

St. John the Evangelist Cathedral

1847-1966

812 N. Jackson St.

4/15/1992

91-1840

study

St. Josaphat Basilica

1896-1901

601 W. Lincoln Ave.

11/17/1987

87-0860

study

St. Marcus Parsonage / Mathis House

1926

212 E. North Avenue

3/24/2010

091435

 

St. Mark's Episcopal Church (part of Downer Ave. Hist. Dist.)

1911

2604 N. Hackett Ave.

 

 

study

St. Mary's Hospital

1908-10

2320-2388 N. Lake Dr.

9/24/2002

020753

study

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church & Rectory

1846;1922

836-44 N. Broadway

4/9/1990

89-2163

 

St. Stanislaus Church (part of Mitchell Street Historic District)

1872-1894

524 W. Mitchell St.

4/15/1986

84-1397

study

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church

1863

6814 N. 107th St.

9/17/1992

91-2240

study

Schlitz Tavern

1890

2249 N. Humboldt Ave. aka 1025 E. North Ave.

1/18/2000

99-1412

study

Schlitz Tavern / Coventry Inn

1904; 1935

2501 W. Greenfield Ave.

2/9/2010

091275

study

Schultz / Seeboth Duplex

1869-1870

839-841 N. 11th St.

5/22/2012

111525

study

Schuster, George, House

1891

3209 W. Wells St.

10/23/2007

070797

study

Second Church of Christ, Scientist

1913

2722 W. Highland Blvd.

6/9/1998

98-0079

study

Second Ward Savings Bank (Milwaukee County Historical Society Building)

1913

910 N. Old World Third St.

2/15/1983

82-1825

 

Seventh Day Adventist Central Church (part of North Point South Historic District)

1913

2229 N. Terrace Ave.

7/12/1983

83-410

 

Sherman Blvd. Congregational Church (Community Baptist Church, part of Sherman Blvd. Historic District)

1924-25

2249 N. Sherman Blvd.

 

 

study

Sherman Boulevard Historic District

 

map

1/24/1995

94-0793

 

Sherman Park Ev. Lutheran (part of Sherman Blvd. Historic District)

1929

2703 N. Sherman Blvd.

1/24/1995

94-0793

study

Sieglaff, William, Duplex

1901

1131 N. 13th St.

6/4/2002

000422

study

Sievers, George A. House (Green House)

1941

3173 and 3179-81 S. 31st St.

3/3/2009

081440

study

Sixth Church of Christ Scientist

1902

1036 N. Van Buren St.

5/17/1983

83-78

study

Smith, Lloyd, House

1923

2220 N. Terrace Ave.

12/7/1982

82-1345

study

South Second Street Historic District

1859-1946

200 block of South 2nd St.

11/10/2016

160539

study

State Street Bascule Bridge

1924

Milwaukee River at State St.

1/21/2004

031246

study

Stehling, Charles, House

1892

1840 N. 5th St.

5/15/1984

84-73

study

Stormowski, Edmund, Duplex

1904

1874-46 N. Warren Ave.

11/26/2002

020836

study

Tiefenthaler House

1886

2425 W. Mc Kinley

9/24/2013

130357

 

Third Church of Christ Scientist (now Schrager Auction Gallery, part of Sherman Blvd. Hist. District)

1924

2915 N. Sherman Blvd.

 

 

study

Town of Lake Water Tower & Municipal Building

1938-39

4001 S. 6th St.

2/17/1990

89-1928

study

Trinity Lutheran Church Complex

1878

1046 N. 9th St.

6/6/2000

99-1829

 

Trinity Presbyterian Church (part of Sherman Blvd. Historic District)

1935/1957

3302 N. Sherman Blvd.

 

 

study

Trowbridge Street School

1894;1909

1943 E. Trowbridge St.

5/14/1991

90-2086

study

Turner Hall

1882

1034 N. 4th St.

4/15/1986

85-2035

study

Turner, William J, House

1887

743 N. 25th St.

7/15/2005

050248

study

University Club of Milwaukee

1926

924 E. Wells St.

7/15/2003

030388

study

Villa Terrace (see Smith, Lloyd House)

1923

2220 N. Terrace Ave.

12/7/1982

82-1345

study

Van Ells Drug Store

1903

2652-54 W. Fond du Lac Ave.

11/19/2001

010729

study

Villa Uhrig

c. 1853-54

1727 N. 34th St.

10/7/1997

97-0573

study

Walker, Chastina, House

1879

3130 W. Wells St.

3/5/1991

90-1576

study

Ward Yard Office for 1st Ward

1935

1911 N. Humboldt Ave.

1/25/2001

000671

study

Weinstock, Samuel,  House

1889

3402 W. St Paul Ave.

7/28/2009

090327

study

Whitehead, R. D., Monument

1910

S. 16th/W. Bow St./S. Pearl St.

2/11/1986

85-1727

study

Whitnall House

c. 1851 & later

1200-04 E. Locust St., 1208 E. Locust St.

1/25/1999

98-1303

study

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (Bethel Baptist)

1883 (Side towers added in 1908)

2030 W. North Ave. map 

1/18/2000

99-0852

*Legistar link where available


Other Study Reports


These study reports represent areas under review, placed on file, denied designation, and/or no longer in existence.
 
  Name Address Year
study prepared
Designation status Common Council File #

study

Beulah Brinton House

2590, 2594-98 S. Superior St.

2005

Application for designation withdrawn

 

study

Biltmore Apartment Hotel

1341-45 W. Wisconsin Ave.

1999

CC placed on file - razed

 

study

Button House

1024-26 E. State St.

2002

CC placed on file

 

study

Clinton Street Filling Station

104 W. Walker St.

1999

CC placed on file
- moved - razed

 

study

Emil Blatz Recreation Building, Lincoln Park 

1301 W. Hampton Av. aka 4700 N. Green Bay Av. and 1270 W. Glendale Av.

2000

HPC denied

 

study

Gordon Park Bathhouse 

1321 E. Locust St.

1998

CC placed on file - razed

 

study

Gugler Lithographic Company Building (Milwaukee Center for Independence)

1333-39 N. Milwaukee St.

2004

CC denied - razed

 

study

Herman Zohrlaut Leather Company / Pfister & Vogel Tanning Company

1531 N. Water St.

2001

HPC denied - razed

 

study

Holy Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church

2127 W. Garfield Ave.

March 2013

HPC denied 3/11/2013
CC File # 121479

 

study

Johnson Service Company Building (Johnson Controls Inc. Building)

507 E. Michigan St.

1998

Application for designation withdrawn

 

study

Kilbourn State Bank Building Common Name: North Milwaukee State Bank Building

2741 West Fond du Lac Av.

1999

CC placed on file

 

study

Layton Boulevard

Both sides of Layton Boulevard between W. National and W. Lincoln Avenues

2004

No action by CC

 

study

Mand Double House

937-939 N 19th St.

1999

CC placed on file - razed

 

study

Milwaukee Auditorium

518 W. Kilbourn Av.

2000

HPC denied

 

study

Muehlbach Pharmacy Building

3521-23 N. Teutonia Av. (aka 1905 W. Keefe Av.)

1997

 HPC placed on file

 

study

Senn Building (Sydney Hih)

300-18 W. Juneau Av.

2009

Interim

 

study

St. Joseph Orphanage (South Day Care Center of St. Joseph)

3249 S. 18th St.

1999

HPC denied - razed

 

study

St. Marcus Parsonage (Mathis House)

212 E. North Av.

2009

Interim
(Made permanent in March 2010)

 

study

St. Stephen's Church

5880 S. Howell Blvd.

1999

CC placed on file - razed

990516

study

Third District Police Station

4715 W. Vliet St.

2000

HPC denied

 

study

Uptown Theater

2317-27 N. 49th St.

1998

 HPC denied - razed

 

study

Werner Kroeger Building

Southwest corner of Walker and S. 5th Streets

1999

Interim approved

Interim withdrawn-razed

990436

990638


Other Design Review Districts

Third Ward

Historic Properties in the Third Ward are reviewed by the Third Ward Architectural Review Board instead of the Historic Preservation Commission (except requests for demolition).

East Side

Exterior alterations in Business Improvement District 20 are reviewed by the East Side Architectural Review Board.


City Hall
200 E. Wells St., Room B-4

Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 286-5712

hpc@milwaukee.gov


 

Cream of the Cream City
Historic Preservation Awards

Thank you to all who attended the 
Cream of the Cream City Awards ceremony held on May 25, 2017
at Best Place at the Pabst.

For photos of the event, click below:

2017-5-25 2017 Cream of the Cream City Awards


To view past award winners, please visit: milwaukee.gov/hpc/CreamCityAwards