Historically Brewers Hill is significant because it is a continuation of one of the first permanent neighborhoods in the city. As was typical of the time, small and home based businesses were part of the primarily residential fabric of the neighborhood. Also characteristic of the time, and quite common here, was the wide range of income levels and social classes. It was not uncommon for business owner and employee to live in the same block or even next door to each other. Many residents worked nearby on busy 3rd Street.
Brewers Hill contains a rich architectural mix of Greek Revival, Italianate, Stick-style, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival buildings dating from the 1850s to the 1920s. They range from single family homes and duplexes to apartment houses, small storefronts to churches, modest frame cottages to brick mansions. It is considered by local preservation experts to be "the most remarkable assemblage of its type remaining from Milwaukee's settlement period," and represents Milwaukee's transition from a pioneer village to an urban center with defined neighborhoods. A sure sign of our continuing growth is the recent construction of four brand new homes.
Today Brewers Hill continues the process, begun twenty-five years ago, of joining with the residents who stuck out the hard times in the 1960s and 1970s to becoming once again a good place to live. It is neighborhood for people who love old houses, for people who love the city, and most of all, who for people who love being part of a neighborhood.
This page last last updated
20 February 2011
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