Our Village is a community of attractive residential neighborhoods, punctuated with a vibrant district of fine stores, excellent schools and welcoming houses of worship. It is filled with homes and other buildings that are architecturally rich, well-designed and maintained and diverse in character.
Its past residents have contributed much to the cultural, political, economic and social history of the area. And its current residents are interested in maintaining their connection with the community’s historic past.
To help maintain these connections, the Whitefish Bay Historic Preservation Commission has been identifying buildings and other sites within the Community that are architecturally significant or historic.
A program has been established to install sidewalk medallions in front of these properties, to aid in their recognition. The initial medallions were installed in 2009 in the Cumberland Forest and Wilshire neighborhoods of the Village. A walking tour has been created to view the homes in these neighborhoods.
It is anticipated that additional medallions will be installed over the next few years to recognize all sites on the Village's architecture and history inventory.
It is anticipated that walking tours will be prepared each year as sidewalk medallions are installed in Whitefish Bay neighborhoods. Brochures describing the first 2 tours have been prepared and are available at:
The 1st 2 brochures (walking tours 1 and 2) are designed to be printed on 8.5 by 14 (legal size) paper, back-to-back. The brochure for the third tour is designed to be printed on 8.5 by 11 standard paper.
The brochures may also be obtained at the adult reference desk of the Whitefish Bay Library, while supplies last.
Finally, all of the sites on the WFB architecture and history inventory are available for viewing on many smartphones by using the following QR code.