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Historic Preservation Commission

You are Invited the 2014 Cream of the Cream City Awards!

When:  Thursday May 29th

Time:  Festivities start at 5:30 pm

Location:  Best Place at the Pabst 901 West Juneau Avenue

The Cream of the Cream City Awards, sponsored by the city’s Historic Preservation Commission, the Common Council and Mayor Tom Barrett, recognizes individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions in the field of historic preservation and heritage education and advocacy in the City of Milwaukee.

The public is invited and refreshments will be served.  Cream of the Cream City Award honorees will receive a commemorative brick recognizing how they have met the special stewardship challenges required of historic buildings. The 2013 winners that will be honored include Iron Block Building Partners / Dental Associates, Immanuel Presbyterian Society, Forest County Potawatomi and many others. More details are included in the attached document.  Alderman Robert J. Bauman, who serves as a member of the Historic Preservation Commission, said the awards recognize projects “large and small which have preserved the rich history of Milwaukee found in its varied architecture from the 19th and 20th centuries.”

The Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) administers Milwaukee's historic preservation ordinance, adopted in 1981, which provides certain kinds of legal protection for buildings or sites that have been declared historic by the Common Council. The HPC is responsible for designating historic landmarks and historic districts and for approving Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs) for permission to alter historic buildings.

For more information about the HPC, check the links below, send email to or call (414) 286-5712.

 HPC Archive

May 19, 2014  Cream of Cream City to be recognized at historic preservation awards ceremony
May 10, 2013  Historic Preservation Honored Wednesday at Cream of Cream City Awards Ceremony | Cream of the Cream City Award Winners
Jan. 18, 2013  Historic Preservation, Clerk’s Office team up to document condemned convent
Dec. 18, 2012  Common Council approves long-awaited Historic Preservation revisions  |  REVISIONS
Dec. 11 , 2012  Major Revisions proposed for City’s Historic Preservation Ordinance
Apr. 25 , 2012 Historic restoration of Garden Homes residence to be showcased
Dec. 6, 2011  Historic Preservation Honored Tomorrow at Cream of Cream City Awards Ceremony
Nov. 22, 2011  City to Showcase Award-Nominated Historic Homes

 HPC Meetings

The seven members of the HPC are citizens, architects, and historians appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council:
Ann Pieper-Eisenbrown       Vice-Chair: Brad Hoeschen
Members: Ald. Robert J. Bauman, Blair Williams, Marion Clendenen-Acosta, Anna-Marie Opgenorth, Matthew Jarosz
Administrative and professional support to the Historic Preservation Commission is provided by the City Clerk's Office.

The HPC meets monthly on Mondays at 3:00 p.m. in City Hall, Room 301B, 200 E. Wells St. unless otherwise indicated. 

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 Historic Designation
Process     Properties and districts
 Certificate of Appropriateness
 Preservation Information



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 15, 2013 at Best Place at the Pabst.

View photos of the event below:

City of Milwaukee - Public Information Division's Historic Preservation Commission - Cream of the Cream City Awards - 2013 photoset City of Milwaukee - Public Information Division's Historic Preservation Commission - Cream of the Cream City Awards - 2013 photoset

To view past award winners, please visit: