By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

Show/HideSearch Criteria: All Waymarks Within 100 km of N 43° 02.313 W 087° 54.533 [show search options]
Additional Settings: all dates
Show/HideCategories [hide category]
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
 allows ratings
Description:
The U.S. National Register of Historic Places lists over 87,000 sites officially approved by the U.S. National Park Service as cultural resources worthy of preservation.
Expanded Description:
The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorized the NRHP as part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect historic and archeological resources. Each site must meet standard criteria through an application process. There are now over 87,000 historic sites listed. These include everything from historic buildings to other structures such as bridges, lighthouses, ships, and monuments, and even natural features. With a few exceptions, each of these qualifying sites is eligible for a waymark.

RESOURCES

Wikipedia - National Registry of Historic Places This Wikipedia entry has an excellent overview of the Registry and its history. It is worth taking a look at to familiarize yourself with the program.

National Park Service Focus Page This is the search interface for the official database of the U. S. National Register of Historic Places maintained by the National Park Park Service. To be eligible for a waymark the site must have an individual listing in the Register. NOTE: Because this is a search engine, a direct link to an individual listing cannot be created.

NRHP Weekly Updates published by the National Park Service are available by email subscription, RSS feed and are accessible at this site. You can check here for the latest additions to the Registry that might be in your area. A DIRECT LINK TO A LISTING ON THIS SITE MAY BE USED AS THE PRIMARY WEB SITE FOR A WAYMARK.

Nationalregisterofhistoricplaces is a privately maintained database. This has been the required site for this category since the beginning, and is still the PREFERRED SITE FOR THE PRIMARY WEB SITE VARIABLE.

Among its features are an easy-to-use interface, a tab to list historic districts, and an arrangement of data fields that can easily be copied and pasted into the waymark variable fields. It is the most complete of the private databases and the most up-to-date.

Landmark Hunter is also a privately maintained database of historic and other interesting sites. Most, but not all, entries from the National Register of Historic Places are listed here. Other, non-qualifying sites, are also listed here, so be sure that the site chosen for a waymark is officially listed in the Register. This site can be used as an alternative in the primary web site variable, although the site above is preferred.

Landmark Hunter has a number of useful features including an interactive map to locate sites, links to the NRHP nomination forms when they are available, links to Wikipedia entries, and coordinates.

CREATE YOUR OWN ENTRY: When an NRHP site is not listed, one may actually create a new entry on Landmark Hunter. Just apply for an account and you can create entries, upload photos to existing entries, add new descriptions, and add a link to your waymark. All of this is entirely optional, of course, and not required to create a waymark in this category.

FindTheData is another privately maintained database that lists most, but not all, entries from the National Register of Historic Places. This site can also be used as an alternative for the primary web site variable, although the first site above is strongly preferred.

Wikipedia - United States National Register of Historic Places Listings Wikipedia also contains a comprehensive list of NRHP entries, but none of the official NRHP data is included at this site. There are, however, often photos and links to Wikipedia articles pertaining to the sites listed, so it can be a valuable resource.

Also of interest:

NRHP Historic Districts - Contributing Buildings This is a companion Waymarking category for listing individual buildings and objects within a Historic District.

Flickr NRHP Group

NRHP Facebook Page

ELIGIBILITY

Each site must have an individual listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

Exceptions:

Sites that are listed as “Address Withheld” will generally NOT be accepted. Usually such a designation indicates an archaeological site that needs to be protected, or a private site that where limited access has been requested. Occasionally these sites are nonetheless open to the public. In cases where it is clear that public access is not restricted, waymarks will be accepted.

Sites that are physically inaccessible because of impassible terrain, or by fences, walls, gates or other barriers to prevent access to the public, will NOT be accepted as waymarks. If you feel that there are extenuating circumstances, exceptions may be considered.

Boundary increases, although they have separate NRHP identification numbers, do NOT qualify as separate waymarks.

VERIFICATION

Although any of the sites listed above in the Resources section, or others, may be used as guides, the official NRHP listing is the ONLY authoritative validation. A listing in the Landmark Hunter site, a state historical sites, or other sites is not sufficient for qualification.

NRHP plaques may appear on buildings and structures that DO NOT have individual listings in the Register. They often appear on individual buildings within a historic district even though the buildings do not have their own individual listing. (These may have their own individual waymarks in the companion category NRHP Historic Districts - Contributing Buildings

Instructions for Posting a U.S. National Register of Historic Places Waymark:
1. PERSONAL VISIT

In order to create a waymark for this category, each site must be personally visited in order to obtain geographic coordinates, take photographs and make observations for writing a description of the historic place.

2. COORDINATES

Coordinates recorded at the site must be used for the waymark. DO NOT rely on mapping programs or published coordinates, even those on Landmark Hunter.

Coordinates should be recorded as close to the actual site as possible. For buildings this generally means the main entrance or other reasonable entry point. If access is limited in some way, then a reasonable place may be selected, but please explain this in the description.

For historic districts and other sites that encompass a large geographic area, please select a logical point for coordinates and indicate the exact point of the coordinates in the description.

3. PHOTOGRAPHS

Each waymark should include at least TWO personally taken photos. Ideally one photo should show the entire site, where feasible, and the other should be a close-up, or show a different angle or feature. Many sites actually require more photos to represent them fully. Clear close-up photos of signs and items of identification are particularly encouraged. In the rare cases when a single photo can adequately represent the historic site, exceptions may be considered. Each waymark will be judged on its own merits.

4. DESCRIPTION

The two description areas are the heart and soul of a waymark. The Quick Description is what people see on the front page when browsing, so a succinct line or two giving a general idea of what the historic site is will invite people to stop and take a look at the waymark.

The Detailed Description is where one provides additional historical information about the site. Usually a small amount of research will yield interesting results. Check to see if the nomination form is available from the NRHP database or another source. The web sites listed above may also give you a starting point. Of course simple web searches often yield good results. For some sites, such as individual residences or other buildings, however, information may be meager. Just do your best.

The best descriptions are summaries of information obtained from other sources. Other sources may be quoted, but try to avoid lengthy passages or just pasting entries from other web sites. When quoted material is included, it MUST be clearly indicated as quoted, usually by using quotation marks or setting it off in some other way. ALWAYS give the source of the quoted material within the description. This should include the name of the source and the URL if it is from a web site. Observe all copyright restrictions.

Personal observations are your unique contribution to the waymark! In an objective way, simply DESCRIBE the historic place. What does it look like, what are the special features, where is it located, what is its condition? These are all good questions to answer in the description area. If there are particular things to note about access to the site, parking, etc. please include these observations as well. The idea is to encourage visits to your waymark, so write anything that will help the potential visitor.

Keep in mind that this category is about HISTORY, so that should be the focus of the description.

5. VARIABLE FIELDS

This category has a lot of variable fields. They are all keyed to correspond with fields in the NRHP database listing. The best source for this information is the Nationalregisterofhistoricplaces

The waymark variables are keyed to these data fields and can be easily copied and pasted. The information should be exactly the same. The only exception is when there is an error in the data, such as in incorrect address, or where the data needs to be updated, such as a change for “Current Function” from “vacant” to whatever the new function is.

The Primary URL must be a link to the specific page of the Nationalregisterofhistoricplaces site that contains the listing for the historic site.

Only as an alternative, the link may be to an individual listing on the Landmark Hunter site. Landmark Hunter or FindTheData. (It is not possible to link directly to an individual listing in the official NRHP database).

If the listing is too new to appear in one of these databases, then link directly to the weekly newsletter containing the new listings at NRHP Weekly Updates

The Secondary Websites can be any other site, including the NRHP nomination forms, that contains information relevant to the historic site. The nomination forms should be used as the primary web site only if there is no other listing available.

6. NAMING THE WAYMARK

Each waymark must follow the naming convention that has been adopted.

The waymark name must be the full name of the site followed by a dash and the city and state. Do NOT include AKA names or ID numbers in the title. The waymark name must be exactly as it appears in the NRHP listing. In the case of houses named for people, the surname goes first. (The Landmark Hunter site does not follow this format, so be sure to check the official listing.) The following examples may be used as a guide:

Baker, Sophenia Ish, House - Medford, OR
Tavern, The - Eufaula, AL
Wilkinson-Swem Building - Medford, Oregon

7. HISTORIC DISTRICTS

There are special considerations to keep in mind when creating a waymark for a historic district. These special historic places may be comprised of just a few buildings, or hundreds of buildings and objects. They may even encompass hundreds of acres. So the object is to create a waymark that adequately represents the scope and nature of the historic district.

Multiple photos should be included. Ideally they should include one or more overviews of the district, and several of the specific buildings, structures or objects that represent the district.

A logical location for coordinates must be selected and this should be clearly indicated in the description.

Keep in mind that each qualifying building, object and structure may be individually waymarked in the companion category NRHP Historic Districts - Contributing Buildings

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please give the date and brief account of your visit. Include any additional observations or information that you may have, particularly about the current condition of the site. Additional photos are highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
Category Settings:
  • Waymarks can be added to this category
  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
  • Category is visible in the directory
Variables:
  • Street address
  • County / Borough / Parish
  • Year listed
  • Historic (Areas of) Significance
  • Periods of significance
  • Historic function
  • Current function
  • Privately owned?
  • Season start / Season finish
  • Hours of operation
  • Primary Web Site
  • Secondary Website 1
  • Secondary Website 2
  • National Historic Landmark Link
Show/HideWaymarks [hide waymarks]

sorted by:

 
Total Records: 390 Page: 1 of 16 prev<<<[12345678910]>>>next
Image for Iron Block - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

here0 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesIron Block - Milwaukee, WI

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

The Iron Block is so named because its facade is cast iron. It was built in 1860 and is located at 205 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee, WI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 12/25/2008

last visited: 8/31/2008

Image for East Side Commercial District - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

SS0.2 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesEast Side Commercial District - Milwaukee, WI

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

The East Side Commercial Historic District is located in the Milwaukee central business district on the east side of the Milwaukee River. It is located within the area bounded approximately Wells, Jefferson, Broadway, Michigan, Clybourn and Water Sts

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 12/27/2008

last visited: 7/13/2011

Image for Home Office, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

SESE0.2 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesHome Office, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company - Milwaukee, WI

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

The Home Office of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, also known as 611 North Broadway, was designed by architect Solon Spencer Beman and was built in 1886. It is located at 605-23 N. Broadway St. in Milwaukee, WI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 12/29/2008

last visited: 7/24/2009

Image for Mitchell Building - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

SS0.2 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesMitchell Building - Milwaukee, WI

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

The Mitchell Building is Milwaukee's finest example of a high style, French Second Empire Style. It was built in 1876 and is located at 207 E. Michigan Ave. in Milwaukee, WI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 12/27/2008

last visited: 8/31/2008

Image for Mackie Building - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

SESE0.2 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesMackie Building - Milwaukee, WI

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

The Mackie Building was originally the Chamber of Commerce building. It is an impressive building and dominates the East Side Commercial Historic District. It was built in 1879 and is located at 225 E. Michigan St. in Milwaukee, WI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 12/28/2008

last visited: 7/13/2011

Image for Milwaukee News Building and Milwaukee Abstract Association Building - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

NN0.2 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesMilwaukee News Building and Milwaukee Abstract Association Building - Milwaukee, WI

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

The Milwaukee News Building and Milwaukee Abstract Association Building is located at 222 E. Mason St in Milwaukee, WI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 12/25/2008

last visited: 8/31/2008

Image for Wisconsin Leather Company Building - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

SESE0.3 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesWisconsin Leather Company Building - Milwaukee, WI

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

The Wisconsin Leather Company Building was designed by architect Edward Townsend Mix and was built in 1874. It is located at 320 E. Clybourn St in Milwaukee, WI. The building is currently for sale or lease.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 12/29/2008

last visited: 8/31/2008

Image for Pabst Theater - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

NN0.3 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesPabst Theater - Milwaukee, WI

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

The Pabst Theater was built in 1895 and has been a venue for live performances since. It is located at 144 East Wells St in Milwaukee, WI

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/29/2007

last visited: 6/23/2014

Image for Oneida Street Station - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

NWNW0.3 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesOneida Street Station - Milwaukee, WI

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

This plant served from 1918 to 1920 as the pilot plant in the United States for the development and use of finely pulverized coal firing in the boilers of steam-electric power plants. It is located at 108 E Wells St in Milwaukee, WI

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/29/2007

last visited: 7/13/2011

Image for West Side Commercial Historic District - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

NWNW0.3 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesWest Side Commercial Historic District - Milwaukee, WI

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

The West Side Commercial Historic District is located in downtown Milwaukee, WI. It comprises 118 acres and includes 15 buildings.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 12/19/2008

last visited: 8/31/2008

Image for Germania Building - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

NWNW0.3 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesGermania Building - Milwaukee, WI

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

The Germania Building was built in 1896 by George Braumder. It was designed by Architects Schnetzky & Liebert. It is located at 135 W. Wells Ave in Milwaukee, WI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 12/19/2008

last visited: 9/20/2009

Image for Milwaukee City Hall - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

NN0.3 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesMilwaukee City Hall - Milwaukee, WI

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

The Milwaukee City Hall was built in 1894. It is located at 200 E. Wells St in Milwaukee, WI. It was designed by architectural firm Henry C. Koch & Company.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 12/25/2008

last visited: 6/23/2014

Image for Public Sevice Building - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

WW0.5 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesPublic Sevice Building - Milwaukee, WI

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

The Public Service Building at 231 W Michigan Ave in Milwaukee, WI was the location of the Milwaukee Interurban Terminal and was also the birthplace of the Department of Wisconsin of the American Legion.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/29/2007

last visited: 1/15/2011

Image for St. John's Roman Catholic Cathedral  -  Milwaukee, WIview gallery

NENE0.5 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesSt. John's Roman Catholic Cathedral - Milwaukee, WI

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist is the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was dedicated in 1853 and has been in use since.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: none listed yet

date approved: 8/29/2007

last visited: 7/24/2009

Image for Baumbach Building - Milwaukee, Wiview gallery

SS0.5 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesBaumbach Building - Milwaukee, Wi

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

The Baumbach Building is the only building in the Historic Third Ward District that is listed on the National Register in its own right. It was built in 1900 and is located at 300 E. Buffalo St. in Milwaukee, WI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 12/28/2008

last visited: 8/31/2008

Image for Historic Third Ward District - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

SS0.8 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesHistoric Third Ward District - Milwaukee, WI

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

The Historic Third Ward is Milwaukee's oldest center of commerce and warehousing and it was the site of Milwaukee's most devastating fire and a remarkable rebuilding effort. It is Bounded by the Milwaukee River, C and NW RR, St Paul and Jackson Sts

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 12/28/2008

last visited: 7/13/2011

Image for Turner Hall - Milwaukee WIview gallery

NWNW0.8 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesTurner Hall - Milwaukee WI

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

Constructed in 1882, Turner Hall was designed by architect Henry H Koch.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 10/15/2014

last visited: never

Image for Central Library - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

WW1.1 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesCentral Library - Milwaukee, WI

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

The Milwaukee Central Library was built in 1898. It is located at 814 W. Wisconsin Ave in Milwaukee, WI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 11/29/2008

last visited: 10/21/2011

Image for Saint James Court Apartments - Milwaukee, Wisconsinview gallery

WW1.1 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesSaint James Court Apartments - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

Apartment house in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/11/2011

last visited: never

Image for St. James Episcopal Church - Milwaukee, Wisconsinview gallery

WW1.1 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesSt. James Episcopal Church - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

Historic Episcopal Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/17/2011

last visited: never

Image for Milwaukee County Courthouse - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

WW1.3 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesMilwaukee County Courthouse - Milwaukee, WI

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

The Milwaukee County Courthouse was built in 1931. It is located at 901 N. 9th St in Milwaukee, WI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 11/30/2008

last visited: 7/13/2011

Image for Calvary Presbyterian Church - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

WW1.3 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesCalvary Presbyterian Church - Milwaukee, WI

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

Calvary Presbyterian Church at 935 W Wisconsin Ave in Milwaukee, WI was built in 1870.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/29/2007

last visited: 12/3/2007

Image for Kilbourn Masonic Temple - Milwaukee, Wisconsinview gallery

WW1.4 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesKilbourn Masonic Temple - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

Historic Masonic Temple on the near west side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/8/2011

last visited: never

Image for Johnston Hall - Milwaukee, Wisconsinview gallery

WW1.4 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesJohnston Hall - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

Historic academic building on the campus of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/11/2011

last visited: never

Image for Gesu Church - Milwaukee, Wisconsinview gallery

WW1.4 km

Log it!

U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesGesu Church - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

in U.S. National Register of Historic Places

Historic Catholic Church on the eastern edge of the Marquette University campus in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/9/2011

last visited: 3/30/2015

Total Records: 390 Page: 1 of 16 prev<<<[12345678910]>>>next
Premium Member Downloads: download.GPX Lite File       download.LOC File       download .KML File (Google Earth)