HWTN Co-Founder, Preservation Leader Barbara Elsner Honored by Historic Milwaukee Inc.

Barbara Elsner, one of Historic Water Tower Neighborhood’s founders and a national leader in historic preservation, was honored May 9, 2016, by Historic Milwaukee Inc. (HMI) with the group’s Spaces & Traces 2016 Preservation Award.

IMG_6220 (1) IMG_6226In honoring Barbara, HMI noted her board membership on many preservation groups; helping found HWTN and the Frank Lloyd Building Conservancy; and work that led to the City of Milwaukee’s preservation ordinance.




Barbara and her husband Bob purchased and preserved Wright’s iconic Bogk House in 1954 on Milwaukee’s East Side. where they still reside.

Barbara was given the award at a ceremony held at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.




HWTN Area Chosen for Next Historic Milwaukee Inc. “Spaces & Traces” Tour May 14, 2016

Historic Milwaukee Inc.’s “Spaces & Traces” home tour returns to the Historic Water Tower Neighborhood area on Saturday May 14 for the 2016 installment of this popular annual event.

HWTN welcomes the focus on our beautiful, historically preserved residential area. More info on plans for this not-to-be-missed 2016 event and a quote from HWTN President Elect Sally Peltz is included in this article from HMI’s “Echo” magazine.