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In order to celebrate Milwaukee’s unique heritage and recognize properties that contribute to the historic fabric of the city, the Historic Preservation Commission oversees the city’s Historic Property Plaque Program. Launched in 2014, the program selects exceptional properties within the community, researches the history of the property and provides the property owner with the opportunity to commemorate that history with a plaque on the building’s façade.

Currently, property owners must pay the cost of obtaining a historic property plaque. The HPC will oversee the creation of the plaque, and is currently able to offer property owners the following options for preparation and design:
 

 

Plaque Vendor 1
 

 

Plaque Vendor 2
 

Cast aluminum plaque with blue paint prepared by “Artistic Bronze Plaques” in Opa-Locka, Florida, family-owned since 1968. Shipping costs are included. Cast aluminum plaque with blue paint prepared by Milwaukee’s Tom Queoff Sculpture Studio, located at 231 E. Buffalo St. With "Made in Milwaukee" tag.
$15510-inch diameter plaque, with room for a property description of 25 words of fewer $35010-inch diameter plaque, with room for a property description of 17 words of fewer
$31015-inch diameter plaque, with room for a property description of 55 words or fewer $90015-inch diameter plaque, with room for a property description of 48 words or fewer
$54520-inch diameter plaque, with room for a property description of 130 words or fewer $TBD20-inch diameter plaque, with room for a property description of 121 words or fewer
estimated prices updated 3/20/17 estimated prices updated 3/22/17

 

Applications for a Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission Historic Property Plaque will be reviewed quarterly in January, April, July and October. A staff member will contact you with further information and instructions if you qualify for a plaque.


 

To apply for a historic property plaque, please submit the following information:

* = required fields

 

Applicant’s name*  
Applicant’s address*  
Applicant’s email*  
Applicant’s phone number*  

Owner’s name (if different)  
Owner’s address (if different)  
Owner’s email (if different)  
Owner’s phone number (if different)  

Historic name of building  
Original construction date*  
 
 

Is this building listed on . . .
 

. . . the National Register of Historic Places?

. . . the Milwaukee Register of Historic Places?


* Please explain why you feel this building is deserving of a historic plaque designating it as a local landmark. Include what you know of the building’s history and unique architectural features. You are encouraged to be as detailed as possible:
 


 

Please email the Historic Preservation Commission separately with supporting photo and document files at HPC@milwaukee.gov.


 

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 29, 2014
at Best Place at the Pabst.

View photos of the event below:

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