Landmark History

2013 Historic Preservation Days

Posted on Apr 19, 2013

2013 Historic Preservation Days

Waukesha Preservation Alliance, along with many other partner organizations, is proud to host Historic Preservation Days on Thursday, May 16, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013. Saturday’s events include an open house and pancake breakfast at the Masonic Lodge, historic walking tours, an antique vehicle display on Wisconsin Avenue and an opportunity to view and learn the history of Silurian Spring. The Waukesha County Museum will host behind the scenes tours, children’s activities and a sneak peak at the upcoming Les Paul Exhibit. On Sunday, open houses of historic homes will be offered. All events are free. For a complete schedule, download a PDF of the event...

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Volney Moore House

Posted on Apr 2, 2012

Volney Moore House

This Italianate house with its massive tower was built in 1877 for homeopathic physician Volney Moore. In addition to wonderful exterior details, the interior has plaster medallions, pocket doors, and original staircases. The tower originally had a third story on it, but that story was dismantled to use the brick to build Jimmy’s Grotto Pizza stand next to the house. Jimmy’s Grotto now has a building across the street and the original pizza stand was demolished. The Volney Moore house has sat vacant since about 2004. The previous owners started some work on the interior, but the house went through foreclosure proceedings and is currently owned by the bank...

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Bartles-Maguire Gas Station

Posted on Apr 14, 2011

Bartles-Maguire Gas Station

Razed in 2011 The Bartles-Maguire gas station at 422 E. Broadway in Waukesha is a “house” style gas station and is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The “house” style gas stations were built in the 1920’s and were designed to blend into residential neighborhoods. The nomination papers for the National Register list three other “house” style gas stations in Waukesha County. Two of these have been demolished and the third has an inappropriate addition on it. Therefore, this is believed to be the last intact “house” style gas station in Waukesha County. Jim Draeger at the State Historical Society did a documentary on old gas...

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