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Historic Designation Maps

Milwaukee Locally Designated Historic Sites

For all maps there is a delay of six months to one year in updates to newly designated sites

Temporarily unavailable, but still accessible through the advanced instructions below.

  • City-designated historic properties, that is, those properties subject to Milwaukee's Historic Preservation Ordinance
  • National Register sites
  • All Designated Historic Sites, including the National Register of Historic Places


For Advanced Users

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

  1. Go to the Map Milwaukee "Zoning" Application under Map Applications.

  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 an individually designated properties is 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.

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