Historical Highlands

Dave Zachman

sign
July 11, 2014

Sign Auction

Sign auction, To the highest bidder! Perfect for your own private Rathskellar or Bier Garten! Proceeds go towards completion of the new entry marker on Washington Circle and Milwaukee Aveenue. Bidding will run through July 31st! Email bids to whhpc501c3@gmail.com.

tudors
June 27, 2014

Tour of Homes Returns to Highlands

It all started when Ronald Reagan became President. The first Wauwatosa Tour of Homes was held in 1981. It turned into an annual event in 1989, and this year, the Wauwatosa Historical Society (WHS) will be celebrating its 30th tour by returning to the Washington Highlands.

The one day event, themed “The Tudors of the Washington Highlands,” will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and features six homes in our neighborhood: three on Alta Vista Avenue (1639, 1651, and 1716), two on Mountain Avenue (1641 and 1806), and one on Hillcrest Drive (6708). This is the fifth time the tour has visited the Highlands.

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circle
February 24, 2014

WHHPC Announces Capital Campaign for Washington Circle Entry Marker

With the help of neighbor and architect, John Klett, AIA, The Washington Highlands Historic Preservation Corporation has finalized plans for the main entry marker at Washington Circle and Milwaukee Avenue. The new marker will be located in the median in front of the existing deteriorating wooden sign. The scale of the marker is proportionate to – Read More –

wash-circle
January 10, 2014

Memories of Growing Up in the Washington Highlands of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

My name is Jean Ellen Davidson and I was born in 1937.  My childhood was spent at 6561 Washington Circle in a home that was built for my father and mother.  Gordon McLay Davidson and his wife, Doris.  Gordon was the oldest son of Walter Davidson.  Walter was one of the founders of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company and its first president.  Gordon was the Vice President in charge of manufacturing.  I am a middle child.  I have an older sister named Barbara and a younger sister named Christine.

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walking
December 4, 2013

Washington Highlands Walking Tour Pamphlet

The  walking tour pamphlet of the Washington Highlands was authored by Cynthia Lynch and her late husband Bruce.  Prior to their creation of the pamphlet in 1991, the authors had been retained by the Washington Homes Association to research and prepare the Washington Highlands’ nomination forms for the National Register of Historic Places. The pamphlet – Read More –

pfarm
October 30, 2013

Pabst Stock Farm Painting

Historic Preservation Corporation obtains rights to reprint Pabst Stock Farm Painting for Home Use An original 1887 painting was discovered several years ago when a few of the Pabst Brewery buildings began restoration. The painting was acquired by the Pabst Mansion Foundation and has been cleaned, repaired and hung in the second story foyer of – Read More –

6426-Upper-Pkwy-North
September 29, 2013

6426 Upper Parkway

Remember When … Washington Highlands was Milwaukee’s newest subdivision? The home-building business thrived as Milwaukee expanded in the early 1900s and the land west of W. Washington Blvd. and N. 60th St. was subdivided to provide new homes. The fields had belonged to the Pabst Brewing Co., which had used them for farming hops. The Kamm family moved – Read More –

6708-Hillcrest-Drive
September 29, 2013

6708 Hillcrest Drive

The period revival home exhibits many of the style’s primary characteristics, including a dominant front-facing gabled entry; multiple-light, leaded-glass windows; stone, brick or stucco and false half-timber sheathing (or a combination thereof); wood-shingle, slate or tile-covered gabled roofs; and a dominant chimney. The home was designed by Ray Dieterich and built by well-known contractor Walter – Read More –

1806-Mountain-Avenue
September 29, 2013

1806 Mountain Avenue

This period revival home exhibits many of the style’s primary characteristics, including a dominant front-facing gabled entry; multiple-light, leaded-glass windows; stone, brick or stucco gabled roofs; and a dominant chimney.  It is an Americanized example of the style, which simply means it does not have as many details as English-inspired examples. The home was built – Read More –

1641-Mountain-Avenue
September 29, 2013

1641 Mountain Avenue

This period revival home exhibits many of the style’s primary characteristics, including a dominant front-facing gabled entry; multiple-light, leaded-glass windows; stone, brick or stucco and false half-timber sheathing (or a combination thereof); wood-shingle, slate or tile-covered gabled roofs; and a dominant chimney. The tour home at was built for Frank and Louise Hubbard and designed – Read More –

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