Milwaukee’s Historic Concordia Neighborhood is one of the most architecturally and historically significant areas of the city. The Concordia Neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also a locally designated Historic District by the City of Milwaukee.
In the 16th century, the Potawatomi people migrated south and settled along the shores of Lake Michigan. This included what is now modern-day Milwaukee. Several Potawatomi villages were located in the Concordia neighborhood area. Following the Treaty of Chicago in 1833, most of the Potawatomi people were forcibly taken from tribal lands.
From the 1880s to the 1920s, the area saw the a boom in construction of homes in almost every architectural style popular from the late 19th through the early 20th century. This growth was largely fueled by Concordia College’s new presence in the neighborhood during this time.
During the 1980s, neighborhood residents formed Historic Concordia Neighbors, Inc. (HCNI). The organization moved to set borders for a historically designated area and, with the help of the City of Milwaukee’s Office of Historic Preservation, began working with owners to repair, restore and increase the value of properties.
Learn more about the Concordia Neighborhood’s past, present, and future at the Spaces & Traces Historic Concordia Neighborhood Panel Discussion. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.
For more information or to RSVP, call Historic Milwaukee at (414) 277-7795 or click HERE to RSVP.
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