The West Allis Historical Commission is responsible for Historic Preservation in the City of West Allis. Formed in 1998, the seven-member commission actively works to educate and to preserve our community’s rich history. The Historical Commissions consists of members of West Allis City Government, members of the West Allis Historical Society, and members of the community.
The Historic Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. at West Allis City Hall, 7525 W. Greenfield Ave. The Commission designates historic properties and recommends historical designation of historic districts, and reviews any plans to alter formally designated sites. The Commission also works to seek grants and assistance from various federal and state programs to protect and preserve historical sites in West Allis.
The West Allis Historic Preservation Commission has been instrumental in designating historic sites in the community and obtaining funding to preserve these structures.
Past projects include
- Achieving historic landmark status for ten West Allis properties and two West Allis neighborhoods
- Restoration of pagoda style Seneca Gas Station at 76th and National Ave.
- Assisting in the 2003 publication of a pictorial history of West Allis authored by Albert Muchka.
- Assisted with Shannon Honl’s authorship of of “Popular Houses of West Allis 1880 – 1980,” an architectural compendium
The West Allis Historical Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. at West Allis City Hall, 7525 W. Greenfield Ave.
To learn more about joining the West Allis Historic Preservation Commission and to view meeting notes and agendas, visit the City of West Allis website.