City will bestow Cream of the Cream City Awards at ceremony next week
The annual Cream of the Cream City Award winners have been announced, as has the yearly ceremony, slated for Thursday, May 30 at 5:30 p.m. at Best Place at The Pabst, 901 W. Juneau Ave., in the Brewery District.
The city's Historic Preservation Commission – in conjunction with the Common Council and Mayor Tom Barrett – bestows thee awards upon individuals and organizations for outstanding contributions to historic preservation and heritage education and advocacy in the city.
This year's winners include:
- GLORIOSO BROTHERS REALTY LLC: For Glorioso's Appetito at 1016-1022 E. Brady St. (Commercial Restoration/Rehabilitation)
- BUTTON BLOCK HOLDINGS LLC: For conversion of the Button Block into the Homewood Suites by Hilton, 500 N. Water St.
- MILWAUKEE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: For preservation stewardship of the building at 910 N. Old World Third St.
- MKEFORT LLC: For the conversion of the F. Mayer Boot & Shoe Company into apartments and commercial space at 100 E. Pleasant St. / 1726 N. 1st St.
- COAKLEY BROTHERS COMPANY: For the Coakley Brothers Water Tower Building at 400 S. 5th St. (Industrial Restoration / Rehabilitation)
- DOCKS BUILDING LLC: For the Docks Building at 640 W. Freshwater Way (Conversion into apartments)
- 15TH & NORTH AVENUE APARTMENTS LLC/LEGACY REDEVELOPMENT CORP/LEGACY MIDWEST RENEWAL CORP/EVERGREEN REAL ESTATE GROUP: For the Blommer Ice Cream Company Building (Legacy Lofts) (Conversion into apartments and new construction)
- DAVID UIHLEIN: For Preservation Advocacy
The awards ceremony – which will also include the presentation of recognition plaques for properties of special importance to the African-American community and the Civil Rights Movement – is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.
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