Historic Milwaukee, Inc.: Celebrates 30 years of Spaces & Traces with Riverwest tour

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Anna-Marie Opgenorth

Historic Milwaukee, Inc.

Phone: (414) 277-7795

MILWAUKEE, WI – (February 2011) Historic Milwaukee, Inc (HMI) announces the neighborhood of Riverwest as the location for the 30th anniversary of its Spaces &Traces event taking place Saturday, May 21st.

Riverwest, known for bringing an eclectic community together, will open the doors to several of its historic homes and cottages that were built by early German and Polish settlers. Guided building and home tours, lectures, and an extensive souvenir booklet will reveal the history, architecture, and evolution of this unique neighborhood.

Riverwest – A Community History, a book written by Thomas L . Tolan, describes this neighborhood as politically active, artistically alive, racially diverse and uniquely intertwined with the river.

Improvements can be seen along the Milwaukee River and new shops now thrive along Humboldt Boulevard and Center Street. With this new life there is a resurgent interest in the historic buildings of this vibrant residential neighborhood.

The Milwaukee River on the east and south, Capital Drive on the north and N. Holton Street on its west form the borders of Riverwest. This spring open house is one of two major fundraising events that subsidize nearly 500 tours and events organized by HMI throughout the year.

The event will run from 9 am to 5 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the HMI Office, Winkie’s Variety Store and Milwaukee Area Boston Stores for $20 for HMI members and $25 for Non-members. On the day of the event, tickets will cost $25 for HMI members and $30 for Non-members.

About Historic Milwaukee, Inc.

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of and commitment to Milwaukee’s history, architecture, and the preservation of our built environment through education and advocacy. HMI is an affiliated member of the Wisconsin Historical Society, a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Visit Milwaukee.

HMI is recognized as a leader in creating innovative, responsive programs and strong community, corporate and civic alliances. HMI seeks to grow a sense of community through the advocacy and education of Milwaukee’s rich past and prospering future.

Visit http://www.historicmilwaukee.org for more details.