waukesha's exciting historical and architectural heritage!

A recent Historical and Architectural Resources Survey identified 344 properties within the City of Waukesha that were visually interesting enough to be entered into the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Database (WHPD).

In 2013-2014, Heritage Research LTD prepared an intensive survey for they Waukesha Landmarks Commission.   The intent was to create an updated survey (the previous survey of this type dated from 1982-1983) of the historical and architectural resources located within the City of Waukesha, focusing on the following two goals:

  1. To identify and inventory properties built between the 1930s through the 1960s within areas developed during that period.
  2. To photograph all previously surveyed properties not already listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and to determine if any of those previously surveyed properties were now potentially eligible for the National Register.

During the course of inventorying the properties built between 1930 and 1960, a significant number of older properties were discovered which were not included in the 1982 survey.  This resulted in the inclusion of properties that date back as far as the 1890s. 

Over the next few weeks, allume architects will highlight some of the notable locations from this survey.  Follow our blog to discover some interesting and exciting facts about Waukesha’s exciting historical and architectural heritage! 



Those interested in learning more can visit the full City of Waukesha Historical & Architectural Resources Survey 2013-2014 http://www.waukesha-wi.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/3140 as well as the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Database www.wisconsinhistory.org/Content.aspx?dsNav=N:1189 for more information.

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