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Call (414) 286-5722 for information and shipping & handling charges.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

  • Order form for up to 10 copies of books and/or booklets

  • Order form for 10 or more copies of books and/or booklets


All of our books have been scanned and are available for free download at the links below.

  As Good As New:
A Guide for Rehabilitating the Exterior of Your Older House

(Click to download, 21MB)

258 pp. (illustrated with photographs, perfect bound, 11” x 8½”)

  Good for Business:
A Guide to Rehabilitating the Exteriors of Older Commercial Buildings

(Click to download, large file 74MB)

130 pp. (illustrated with photographs, perfect bound, 11” x 8 ½”)

  Living with History:
A Guide to the Preservation Standards for Historically Designated Houses in Milwaukee

(Click to download, 4MB)

116 pp. (illustrated with line drawings, perfect bound, 11” x 8 ½”)

Cover of Built in Milwaukee book  

Built in Milwaukee:
An Architectural View of the City

(Click to download. Large file, 137MB)

218 pp. Illustrated with maps and photographs.


Out of print.

Comb-bound copies of As Good As New and Good For Business are available upon request.


Ethnic Architecture Series - The rich heritage of immigrant architecture.
(These booklets are staple bound and measure 4” x 8 ¼”) $2.00 each

  • Ethnic Church Tour, 32 pp. Now available for download at left.

  • Ethnic Houses Tour, 60 pp.

  • Ethnic Commercial and Public Buildings Tour, 60 pp.

Walking / Driving Tour Brochures (no charge)

  • Avenues West 

  • Bay View

  • Juneautown: Preservation, Revitalization and Adaptive Reuse (downtown close to the Milwaukee River)

  • Juneautown: The Heart of Old Milwaukee (downtown east of the Milwaukee River)

  • Kilbourntown (downtown west of the Milwaukee River)

  • North Point Neighborhood

  • Walker's Point: Residential Tour

  • Walker's Point: Commercial and Industrial Buildings Tour

  • West End

  • Yankee Hill


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

Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 286-5712


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: