Historic Concordia Neighborhood Panel Discussion

Written by admin   // April 23, 2012   // 0 Comments

April 26, 2012

6pm to 9pm
Miller Visitor Center
4251 W. State St


April 20, 2012 (Milwaukee, WI) – Historic Milwaukee, Inc. is hosting a Neighborhood Panel Discussion at the Miller Visitor Center, 4251 W. State St, on April 26 at 6pm, as part of their Spaces & Traces event.


Tickets to the event are $5 for HMI Members and $10 for Non-Members. Space is limited.


The Panel will include Concordia neighbors: Martha Brown, Deputy Commissioner Department of City Development; Allyson Nemec, Quorum Architects; Andrew Parker, Owner of Manderley Bed & Breakfast Inn, and Jeff Crawford, Potawatomi Tribal Attorney General.


Attendees of the Spaces & Traces Historic Concordia Neighborhood Panel Discussion can enjoy complementary Miller beer, while panelists discuss topics pertaining to the neighborhood’s history and future, including: the history of the Potawatomi tribe in the neighborhood; how the neighborhood’s historic designation has impacted area development; and the role of Historic Concordia Neighbors, Inc. within the neighborhood.

Neighborhood History

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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