About the Neighborhoods: Silver City, Burnham Park, and Layton Park
This community is steeped in history, as can be seen in the historic landmarks shared in the places to visit below. An important part of this history is a community that was made up of immigrants throughout time. Historically, the land was home predominantly to Potawatomi, Menomonie and other indigenous people who still live here today. As European colonists arrived in Milwaukee, demographics began to shift to a predominantly Polish south side in the early 1900’s, and by the end of the century to a majority of Latin American immigrants and their descendants, like we still see today. The “portals” at 37th and Pierce street and 37th and National Avenue represent both the historic and current diverse nature of these neighborhoods and the multi-ethnic restaurant options, shared here and on the restaurant guide, highlight the diverse and welcoming nature of our neighborhoods.
Thanks to our friend's at Layton Boulevard West Neighbors for sharing this great neighborhood info! Learn more about Layton Boulevard West Neighbors.
Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, est. 1880 - 3110 W Forest Home Ave
“Portals” at 37th and Pierce and 37th and National (public art)
Valley Passage to HAST/ Three Bridges Park - 3711 W Canal St
Silver City Commercial District - see what’s new and coming soon to this International district along National Avenue- Silver City includes National and Pierce Street from 27th to Miller Park Way
El Señorial - 1901 S 31st St, Milwaukee, WI 53215
Guidelines for Visiting Neighborhoods
While Historic Milwaukee is not opening buildings and sites to tour this year, we still encourage you to visit these recommended neighborhood locations for self-guided experiences. When visiting neighborhood locations please follow the mask ordinance - wear a mask and maintain social distance and respect residents and neighbors.
Special thanks to artist CK Ledesma who designed and created the Doors Open Neighborhoods Activity pages. Thanks also to the neighborhood leaders to contributed information and recommendations on things to do and places to see in their neighborhoods. And thank you to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation for their support of the Activity Booklet.