Cream of the Cream City
The Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission is seeking nominations for its "Cream of the Cream City" Historic Preservation Awards. The awards, sponsored by the city’s Historic Preservation Commission, the Common Council and the Mayor, recognizes individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions in the field of historic preservation and heritage education/advocacy in the City of Milwaukee. 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 recipients of these awards have added value to their neighborhoods and Milwaukee by preserving the unique design and character of historically designated properties.
The award program is currently paused. We expect it to return in 2024 or 2025.
Previous Cream of the Cream City award winners:
Other Local Building Awards
Mayor's Design Awards
This award is presented to multiple projects each year in an ongoing effort to recognize design excellence throughout the city of Milwaukee. Recipients have added value to their neighborhoods by restoring, constructing or enhancing their properties in a way that respects the urban fabric and contributes to the character of their surroundings.