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Milwaukee War Memorials and Monuments

Close-up view of the General Thaddeus Kosciuszko Memorial statue.

Our city has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the number of monuments and memorials contained within its boundaries, and many of these sites are given over to remembering the wars of our nation's past, and the people who fought in them.  While some are high profile and recognized by most Milwaukeeans, many have slipped out of notice, even to those who live nearby.  This site endeavors to catalog all of these monuments and memorials, as a reference and a way to bring attention to the more neglected places on the list.


Search on a Map

This map displays all war memorial sites we are currently aware of in the City of Milwaukee.  Please note that not all of them have their own informational web pages as of yet (below).  Work to add pictures and information for all sites is on-going.


Search Thumbnails

WW1 flagpole detail - striding Athena figure as "victory in battle"
Detail image of a top section of Rufus King Home plaque.    

Search by War

Click on the name of the memorial to go to its web page.

Memorial Name

Civil War






Department of Wisconsin American Legion Birthplace   X        
Abraham Lincoln Statue X          
World War I Flagpole
(Juneau Park)
Red Arrow Park Memorial   X X     1961 Berlin Crisis
General Douglas MacArthur Statue     X      
Brigadier General Rufus King's House Marker X          

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: