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Historic Designation Maps

Map Milwaukee, the City of Milwaukee's online Geographic Information System, has maps of historic districts.

  1. Go to the Map Milwaukee "Zoning Application" website. The site does not work with the Chrome browser.

  2. Scroll down the Layers list (left sidebar) until you reach "Special Districts"

  3. Check the box "Historic Preservation"

  4. From here you can check the boxes for historic districts and individual historic properties. Districts show a shaded area with boundaries. Individual properties are shown as stars.

  5. If you have zoomed in close enough to see parcel lines, you can use the "Identify" tool on the left side of the window to determine the address and taxkeys of parcels located in designated districts.

    1. Historic status of individually designated properties are usually reliable, however, the data is updated rarely and a delay of up to one year is possible.

    2. For properties in historic districts, rely on the district boundary and not the historic code on an individual parcel. Land divisions can cause errors in historic codes, but boundary maps remain accurate.

Additional information and help with Map Milwaukee is available on its main page here:


Note: As of September 2017, the system does not work with the Chrome browser. Please use Internet Explorer/Edge, Firefox, or Safari.

Zeidler Municipal Building
841 N. Broadway, Room B-1

Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 286-5712
(414) 286-5722


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 25, 2017
at Best Place at the Pabst.

For photos of the event, click below:

2017-5-25 2017 Cream of the Cream City Awards

To view past award winners, please visit: