HWTN 2017 August Home & Garden Party

HWTN 2017 August Home & Garden Party

Thank you Kristen and Lloyd Dickinson for hosting a magnificent HWTN August Garden Party. All our members enjoyed your gracious hospitality, delicious buffet, and tour of your spectacular home.


HWTN 2017 July Home & Garden Party

HWTN 2017 July Home & Garden Party

Fabulous neighbors, lots of laughter and many smiles!  Best neighborhood, ever!


Historic Water Tower Neighborhood March 1st Meeting with  Cheryl Nenn, Milwaukee Riverkeeper!

Please join us for a friendly gathering of your neighbors and meet Cheryl Nenn from the Milwaukee Riverkeeper and become informed. 

We meet at the Marcia Coles Community Room of Bartolotta’s Lake Park Pavilion (lower level).

6:30 pm    Social (fresh baked cookies and coffee are genersouly provided by Bartolott’s Lake Park Bistro)
7:00           Trustee Business Meeting
7:30            Program
                    Cheryl Nenn, Milwaukee Riverkeeper
                    “The State of Our Rivers and Lake”
                    Current status and future trends.
Milwaukee Riverkeeper is a non-profit organization that monitors, protects, and advocates for water quality in the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic River Watersheds.  More information can be found at milwaukeeriverkeeper.org.
8:30            Meeting Ends

Wednesday, February 1st meeting with Mayor Barrett

Exciting February 1st meeting planned! Please join us and bring your neighbors and friends.  Mayor Barrett will address the issue of lead in our drinking water at 7PM sharp.  He is open to answer any other questions which are important to you and our neighborhood.  As per usual, Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro will provide yummy fresh-baked cookies and coffee at 6:30pm.  So, come early and enjoy meeting more of your neighbors.

Meeting will be held in the Marcia Coles Community Room of Lake Park Pavilion (lower level).

New Website Focuses on Threatened, Historic Lake Park Ravine Road Pedestrian Bridge

A concerned East Side resident recently developed and launched a beautiful new website dedicated to the iconic but threatened 1905-1906 pedestrian bridge than spans Lake Park‘s Ravine Road.

The website contains many resources, including information on the bridge’s condition and history, and why it faces potential demolition. The site also includes numerous images, including historic postcards and recent photos.

Although a study last year deemed the bridge safe for pedestrian use, county officials recently closed the bridge, citing a different interpretation of that study.

The county has budgeted only $500,000 for what it estimates as a $2.5 million project. It has said area residents should raise the additional $2 million. Neighborhood groups have said they would not be able to raise the funds.

In a recent article in OnMilwaukee.com, the website’s creator, graphic designer Rebecca Silber (who lives in the HWTN neighborhood), said:

“My only connections are personal – as a neighbor, and as an artist who appreciates historic buildings and structures. This website is completely neutral, and meant to be used as a resource – that was my true intention in creating it. I wanted to get information out there, to those who may not have information about the Ravine Road Bridge.”

“When the bridge was abruptly closed last month, I had questions,” she says. “As I went around seeking answers, I was getting answers, but I still felt helpless. I asked what I could do to help spread the word about the bridge and was told that I could use my talents to design a website about the bridge.”

“My personal hopes are that the current bridge can be preserved. I would be extremely sad if the bridge was destroyed,” she says. “Its design and engineering is historically significant and it’s believed to be one of the only bridges on which the renowned Milwaukee architects collaborated.

WISN-TV (Channel 12) also broadcast a story about the website and interviewed Rebecca.

HWTN’s website also includes a number of articles and resources on the bridge issue. They can be found via our search engine, using the word “bridge.”