Milwaukee is known for being one of the most scenic cities in the Midwest due to a magical mix of amazing historic buildings, stylish new construction, and natural elements like the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan waterfront. As personal injury lawyers who have been practicing in downtown Milwaukee for more than 30 years, we have seen the skyline change many times, and we know that these venerable older buildings need and deserve some extra attention.
As part of our #GiveBackMKE campaign, each month we will highlight one great business, group or individual who is really making a difference in Milwaukee and the surrounding communities. Please help us in our mission to spread with word by liking, sharing and posting with the hashtag #GiveBackMKE.
Making a Difference: Historic Milwaukee
One business that has helped to preserve and share the places that make Milwaukee special is Historic Milwaukee, Inc., a non-profit organization that is “dedicated to increasing awareness of and commitment to Milwaukee’s history, architecture, and the preservation of our built environment through education and advocacy.” This amazing organization offers tours, events, maps, and even help with the dirty work of actual historic preservation work.
If you become a member of Historic Milwaukee, Inc, you will enjoy discounted tours & events, free regularly scheduled walking tours, a subscription to HMI’s publication, Echo, and invitations to special members-only events.
Looking for a unique gift for a local history nut? Historic Milwaukee has published a book, Milwaukee: City of Neighborhoods, by historian John Gurda. Inspired by the popular series of posters published by the City of Milwaukee in the 1980s, City of Neighborhoods has historical accounts and contemporary updates on 37 Milwaukee neighborhoods that were formed before World War II. In addition to the original ones that you will recognize, this book also features 11 new neighborhood posters by artist Jan Kotowicz, who also created the original set.
Explore an Amazing Milwaukee Neighborhood on May 14
Historic Milwaukee, Inc., hosts numerous events, Including Doors Open Milwaukee, Remarkable Milwaukee, and the upcoming Spaces and Traces on Saturday, May 14, 2016. From 9 am to 5 pm, you can explore one of Milwaukee’s most interesting neighborhoods, the Historic Water Tower Neighborhood. Bordered by Edgewood Avenue on the north, Downer Avenue on the west, Lafayette Place on the south and Lake Michigan on the east, this area is home to the largest concentration of historic homes in Wisconsin, with many listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Most of us have walked or driven through this neighborhood and admired the many amazing homes – this is your chance to see beyond the front door. At this event, you will be about to take a guided tour of seven private homes and five buildings in the Historic Water Tower Neighborhood. Included in this tour are the admission to the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum and incredible lakefront Renaissance Garden, the chapel inside St. Mary’s Hospital, the former Kenwood Masonic Lodge and the former “pink parlor” of Eastcastle Place.
Do you have a favorite Milwaukee neighborhood, or is there a particular building that you have always been interested in? Keep your eye on the offerings from Historic Milwaukee Inc, and you just might get a behind-the-scenes look someday.
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