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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


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" website.

  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.

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

City of Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission

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

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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


Important Notice!
Historic Preservation staff are working limited hours through the end of July (see daily schedule below). One member will be available every week day; however, review times will be longer than usual for staff approvals.

Walk-in services are not available, but videoconference meetings and exterior site visits will continue by appointment.

Monday 8:00-4:45
Tuesday 8:00-2:00
Wednesday 8:00-12:00
Thursday 8:00-2:00
Friday 9:00-2:00


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 30, 2019
at Best Place at the Pabst.

For photos of the event, click below:

2019-5-30 Cream of the Cream City Awards

To view past award winners, please visit: