Local Designations

 

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
Burnham 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
  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 Building 1871 100-106 E. Seeboth Street 7/27/2004 040390
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
  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 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
  Federal Building 1892-1899 515 E. Wisconsin Ave. 11/9/1982 82-1243
  First German Methodist Church (part of Pabst Brewery Complex Historic District) 1872 1037 W. Juneau Ave.    
study First National / First WI Bank 1912-14 733-43 N. Water St. 10/23/2007 070804
  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

Friedann 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 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
  Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church Church & Rectory 1885, School 1892 2003-11 N. Oakland Ave.
aka 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.    
  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, 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
  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
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.    
  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 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 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 1874 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 Octagon House 1852 2443 N. Gordon Pl. 10/9/1998 98-0645
study Old Coast Guard Station 1915-16 1600 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr. 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
  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
  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 1620-28 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 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
  St. John the Evangelist Cathedral 1847-1966 812 N. Jackson St. 4/15/1992 91-1840
  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
  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.    
study Sieglaff, William, Duplex 1901 1131 N. 13th St. 6/4/2002 000422
study Sievers, George A. House 1941 3173 and 3179-81 S. 31st St. 3/3/2009 081440
  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 State Street 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
  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
  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 Lloyd Smith House)        
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
  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) map
2030 W. North Ave.
1/18/2000 99-0852

 

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.

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