Efforts to Preserve the Eschweiler Buildings

Letter to Wauwatosa School District
June 2014

Letter to Solicit TIF Support
August 2013

Letter to Historic Preservation Committee
April 2013

Letter to
UW-Milwaukee Real Estate Foundation President
David Gilbert
July 2012

Letter to Barry Mandel
July 2012

Letter to Mayor
Kathleen Ehley
May 2012



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In 1998, the Wauwatosa Historical Society (WHS) sponsored the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) nomination for the Milwaukee County School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy buildings, commonly known as "the Eschweiler Buildings." Since its NRHP designation, WHS has actively encouraged the preservation and reuse of these historic structures located at the northwest corner of the County Grounds. Most recently, the UW-Milwaukee Real Estate Foundation purchased this land from Milwaukee County and is working with a developer for the site.WHS continues to advocate for the adaptive reuse of these buildings as the focal point of any potential development.

If you would like more information on the progress of this issue, please follow the meeting schedule for the City of Wauwatosa Historic Preservation Commission, the City of Wauwatosa Community Development Committee, and the City of Wauwatosa Common Council. To express your views on this important topic, we urge you to contact your city representatives.





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