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


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

  1. Go to the Map Milwaukee  http://city.milwaukee.gov/mapmilwaukee

  2. Look for "Map Applications." Click on "Zoning".

  3. Click on the ">" symbol at the top left

  4. Scroll down the Layers list (left sidebar) until you reach "Special Districts". Click the checkbox next to it then click the "+" next to it.

  5. Click the checkbox next and the plus "+" next to "Historic Preservation"

  6. 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.

    • Turning off other layers via checkbox will help with visual clarity.

  7. 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.

Additional information and help with Map Milwaukee is available on its main page here: http://city.milwaukee.gov/mapmilwaukee.

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