HISTORIC PRESERVATION

School of Architecture and Urban Planning                  University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee                 PH: 414-229-5686          

1.
CALVARY CEMETERY CHAPEL

2.
THE FIFTH WARD

3.
GIPFEL UNION BREWERY

4.
RAILWAY EXCHANGE BUILDING

5.
OLD U.S. COAST GUARD STATION

 

Milwaukee is a city that is blessed with an extensive stock of historic buildings. These buildings and places tell an important story about who we are and about the uniqueness of our national reputation. Though historic preservation has made significant strides in the last few decades, the unfortunate reality is that important buildings are still being lost to neglect, inappropriate modifications, demolition, and a host of misconceptions about the viability of adaptive reuse.

The ten places on this year's list are intended to represent different kinds of threats as well as buildings with different types of cultural and historical significance, all of which deserve special attention. Our hope, though this program is, is to raise public awareness of these important civic places. We can also assist owners in their difficult struggle to survive in a competitive marketplace that has challenged the viability of buildings designed and used in a very different time in Milwaukee's history.

These buildings, nonetheless, are of crucial importance in maintaining a sense of place and meaning as we approach the new country. Popular support is essential in the struggle for historic preservation. You can help by contacting building owners or the UWM Historic Preservation Institute with ideas about presrvation, reuse, funding sources, or potential renters or buyers. For more information contact us at (414) 229-4014.

6.
ST. BENEDICT THE MOOR CHURCH

7.
MITCHELL ST. HISTORIC DISTRICT

8.
NORTH POINT LIGHT HOUSE

9.
HARNISCHFEGER HOUSE

10.
AMERICAN SYSTEM-BUILT HOMES

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