Historical Highlands

History

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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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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 –

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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 –