Historical Highlands


December 18, 2016

Street Light Trial to Begin March 1, 2017

The Historic Preservation Corporation has spent many years researching the possibility of replacing our 1960’s era “cobra” style street lighting with more historically appropriate lighting. Recent LED technology developments are helping bring this dream closer to reality. Today’s LED’s are capable of a much warmer color and provide improved color rendering at reduced energy costs. – Read More –

September 5, 2014


The Wauwatosa Historical Society has published the September edition of “Historic Wauwatosa,” a newsletter that is free for WHS members, with a focus on the upcoming Tour of Homes in the Washington Highlands (October 4, 2014).  A copy of the newsletter is available here, courtesy of the WHS.  Please enjoy this interesting preview of “The Tudors of – Read More –

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.

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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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 –

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 –

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 –

June 14, 2011

American Flag Lighting Tribute

Thanks to a donation by resident Emily McNulty, spotlights now illuminate the American Flag that has been posted at the roundabout at Washington Blvd. and Washington Circle for 50 years. The lighting serves as a tribute to McNulty’s late husband Truman who died in 2004. The family donated funds for the equipment and installation to – Read More –

April 21, 2011

Applecroft Park Planters

The newly renovated seat wall at the top of Applecroft Park received the final flourish this past week with the installation of two matching planters. The planters are hand crafted of dry cast limestone by Longshadow in Illinois. They are exact duplicates of the planters at the bottom of the park, however, slightly scaled down – Read More –