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5th Annual Mayor’s Design Awards

The 5th Annual Mayor's Design Awards was held in 2002 to recognize projects that were completed in 2001 or earlier.

7th Street Foods 2900 North Locust Street

This remodeled storefront makes a big impact on Locust Street. Large new windows and colorful signage energize the neighborhood and create an inviting presence on this highly visible corner.

7th Street Foods
The Acanthus Inn Bed & Breakfast Inn 3009 West Highland Boulevard

Originally built in 1897 for industrialist William Manegold, this elegant Queen Anne Victorian home in the historic Concordia neighborhood is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Its current owners have thoughtfully renovated the building. Its graceful presence on Highland Boulevard adds to the rich character of the Bed & Breakfast District. Acanthus Inn website

The Acanthus Inn Bed & Breakfast Inn
Astor Street Townhomes  1528-1530 North Astor Street

This new infill housing successfully blends modern design into an older established neighborhood. The building's scale and massing complement its neighbors while the front stoop, large windows and balconies create a welcoming street presence.

Astor Street Townhomes
The Brumder Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn
3046 West Wisconsin Avenue

The elegant mansion was built in 1910, for a prominent Milwaukee businessman, George Brumder. It is designed in the English Arts & Crafts style that typifies the historic grandeur of Wisconsin Avenue. The careful and meticulous restoration of this house makes it an outstanding contribution to the Bed & Breakfast District and offers visitors a rich experience of Milwaukee's history.

The Brumder Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn
Cafe Lulu 2265 South Howell Avenue

Cafe Lulu serves up a creative and colorful storefront in Bay View. The restored windows bring back the original character of the building, enliven the street, and invite diners to stop in. The awning and whimsical signs complement Cafe Lulu's casual and friendly neighborhood atmosphere.

Cafe Lulu
Capital Christian Center  2474 North 37th Street

The vibrant interior renovation of the Capital Christian Center creates an inspirational setting for the congregation's growing needs. The care given to the renovation exemplifies the church's commitment to this landmark building and the neighborhood.  

Capital Christian Center
Collector's Edge Comics  2230 South Kinnickinnic

This unique store invigorates South Kinnickinnic Avenue. Bold graphics, vibrant colors, neon signs and large windows enliven the street and invite customers to peruse the latest in collectible comics.

Collector's Edge
Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design 208 North Water Street

This museum creates a lively presence on an important corner in the Historic Third Ward. Old and new materials are imaginatively interwoven in the storefront and provide a dynamic backdrop for ever-changing window displays.

Eisner Museum of Advertising
The Hi Hat Garage  1701 North Arlington Street

This adaptive re-use in the Brady Street Historic District breathes new life into a former garage. Large windows create an engaging presence that qualifies this spot as another destination in the Brady Street experience.

The Hi Hat Garage
Highland Park Pies & Café  4101 West Highland Boulevard

This building renovation creates an elegant and unique neighborhood destination. New windows, awnings, charming signs and outdoor seating create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Highland Park Pies
Johnson Controls Neon Signage at MSOE 1025 North Broadway

This colorful sign creates a unique and engaging pedestrian experience. The large windows and bright neon enliven the corner and invite passersby to view the working laboratory inside.

Johnson Controls
La Causa Child and Family Development Center 1643 South 2nd Street

The La Causa Child and Family Development Center is a colorful new landmark in Walker's Point. Bold colors and whimsical architecture enliven the street while large street level windows provide an inviting neighborhood presence.

La Causa Child and Family Development
Lake Bluff Shell Station 1425 North Farwell Avenue

This store holds a pivotal corner on the Lower East Side. Large windows, unique brick, attractive signs and outdoor seating complement the neighborhood and create a welcoming presence to customers arriving on foot or by car.  

Lake Bluff Shell Station
Manderley Bed & Breakfast Inn 3026 West Wells Street

This striking Queen Anne Victorian was built with Milwaukee's own cream city brick. It's careful and graceful renovation was done with attention to the finely crafted details of the style, which defined many Milwaukee Westside streets in the late 1800's. This house, originally built for industrialist David W. Howie, is on the National Register of Historic Places. This distinctive establishment is a worthy contribution to the Bed & Breakfast District.

Manderley Bed & Breakfast Inn
The Nomad World Pub  1401 East Brady Street

This local gathering spot is a landmark in the Brady Street Historic District. Large windows, bold and colorful signs and outdoor seating entice customers and animate the street corner.

The Nomad World Pub
Noodles & Company  3121 North Oakland Avenue

This noodle shop energizes the neighborhood. The colorful canopies, playful lighting and railing design enliven the street while the large windows and outdoor seating invite passersby to stop in for a delicious meal.

Noodles & Company
Onopa Brewing Company  735 East Center Street

The Onopa Brewing Company adds a new dynamic to Riverwest. This sensitive rehabilitation of the former Zemka furniture store restores the best qualities of the original building. Large windows, accent lighting , creative signs and neon enliven the street and welcome customers in for a brew. This independently owned business continues Milwaukee's brewing heritage in a traditional neighborhood tavern.

Onopa Brewing Company
Sherman Perk  4924 West Roosevelt

This former gas station has been restored in a way that pays homage to the original art deco style design. The Sherman Perk is a true neighborhood coffee shop and a place that still serves high-octane fuel.

Sherman Perk
Time Warner Cable  1320 North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

The adaptive re-use of this former power plant has extended the revival of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and created a new landmark along the river in downtown. The building's sparkling new windows, colorful neon signs and bold entry canopies generate new energy and life in the area.

Time Warner Cable
The Times Cinema  5906 West Vliet Street

This theater's restored façade, creative details and neon signs provide an upbeat presence on Vliet Street. This one-of-kind cinema offers a unique entertainment experience including showings of classic 3-D movies.

The Times Cinema
Woody's Restaurant  3528 West Fond du Lac Avenue

The inspired color scheme of Woody's Restaurant stands out and invites diners to stop by. The large windows and colorful signage add a bright, upbeat presence on Fond du Lac Avenue.

Woody's Restaurant
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