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Designated Properties
Locally Designated Properties

Our community is fortunate to have many buildings that are fine examples of distinct architectural styles, including Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, Craftsman, Mission, Bungalow and Ranch.

The following list features Wauwatosa landmarks that have been granted historic designation by the City of Wauwatosa. Many of these local landmarks are also listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Enjoy and celebrate Wauwatosa's rich heritage.

7406 Hillcrest Drive: Kneeland-Walker House, designated April 2, 1996

• 1609 Church Street, Thomas Benjamin Hart House; designated April 2, 1996 

• 343 Glenview Avenue, Harrison Ludington Residence; designated June 3, 1997 

• 1409-27 Underwood Avenue, Dittmar-Robertson Building; designated June 3, 1997

• 8000 Milwaukee Avenue, Dr. Fisk Holbrook Day house; designated May 5, 1998

7720 Harwood Avenue, Little Red Store; designated May 5, 1998

9722 Watertown Plank Road, School for Agriculture and Domestic Economy – Eschweiler Buildings; designated November 7, 2000

9508 Watertown Plank Road, Home for Dependent Children Administration Building – County Parks; designated November 7, 2000

• Church Street Historic District – 1448-1630 Church Street and 7758 Menomonee River Parkway (16 properties); designated July 17, 2001

• 1626 Wauwatosa Avenue, Wauwatosa Woman’s Club building; designated May 1, 2001 

2107 Wauwatosa Avenue, Lowell Damon house; designated April 1, 2003

7212-26 West North Avenue, Arcade building; designated April 1, 2003

• 12323 Watertown Plank Road, Luther Clapp residence; designated June 1, 2004 

• 1511 Church Street, First Congregational Church; designated June 3, 2008 

• 7105 Grand Parkway, Ernest Flagg stone masonry house; designated August 5, 2008 

• Wauwatosa Avenue Historic District – 1809 -2242 Wauwatosa Avenue, 7537 and 7540 Kenwood, and 7606 Stickney Avenue (35 properties); designated February 10, 2010

Muellner building, 7300 Chestnut Street;  designated May 1, 2012

Rockway/Brookside Places Historic District – all residential properties on Rockway Place and Brookside Place (23 properties); designated June 5, 2012

Wauwatosa Cemetery Chapel, 2435 Wauwatosa Avenue; designated August 7, 2012 

If you are interested in designating your property or another property in the City, please contact Planning staff at 479-3521 and read the designation brochure prior to submitting an application for local designation.  The Wauwatosa Historical Society (774-8672) has a useful guide for researching properties that may assist with preparing a designation application. 


Other designations
In addition to local historic designation, many properties in Wauwatosa are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, State Register of Local Places and/or are a Milwaukee County Landmark



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