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Cream of the Cream City Awards

On May 13th, the City of Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission selected award recipients for the 2024 Cream of the Cream City Awards. Award recipients will be honored at the Cream of the Cream City Awards ceremony on May 30th, 2024, at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, 917 W. Juneau Ave., at 5:30pm. The ceremony is free to attend and no registration is necessary.

The Cream of the Cream City Awards, sponsored by the city’s Historic Preservation Commission and the Common Council, recognize 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.


2024 Cream of the Cream City Award recipients

Dr. Stephan House, 2803 E. Bradford Ave.
Mike Slawnikowski, M Design Build Inc.
Category: Residential Restoration

Israel Kaufer House, 2205 North Lake Drive
Eric Wagner
Category: Residential Restoration

Central Standard Crafthouse & Kitchen & Craft Distillery, 320 E Clybourn Street
Pat McQuillan
Category: Commercial Restoration

Food for Health Headquarters, 2007 N Doctor M.L.K. Jr Drive
Michael DeMichele
Category: Commercial Restoration

McKinley School Lofts,1320 North 21st Street
Ted Matkom, Gorman & Company
Category: Back From the Brink

Wgema Campus Master Plan, 3215 West State Street
Kip Ritchie, Forest County Potawatomi Business Development Corp.
Category: Sensitive Addition

Previous Cream of the Cream City award winners:

1993 - 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011-2013 2014 2017  


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.

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