RFP released to prepare nomination for W St. Paul Ave Industrial Historic District
Menomonee Valley Partners, Inc (MVP) is requesting proposals for the completion of a National Register Historic District nomination for the proposed W. St. Paul Ave Industrial Historic District in Milwaukee’s Menomonee River Valley. A listing on the National Register allows developers or owners of contributing properties access to a 20 percent state tax credit and/or a 20 percent federal tax credit on eligible project costs.
The Milwaukee Industrial Survey surveyed 900+ industrial properties in order to identify buildings and districts in the city that may be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. There were 39 historic buildings and two historic districts identified, one of which is the W St. Paul Ave Industrial Historic District. The proposed district consists of at least 24 industrial properties and one tavern located along 12 city blocks. With the exception of two modern industrial buildings, all of these properties are contributing elements within the proposed district.
The W St. Paul Ave Industrial Historic District is potentially eligible under Criterion C: Architecture as an intact grouping of industrial buildings from the late-nineteenth through mid-twentieth centuries. The period of significance spans the dates of construction, c.1890-1951.