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February 23, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This event is sold out, call Historic Milwaukee to join the waiting list: 414-277-7795. 

Online Silent Auction
The Remarkable Milwaukee Auction will be held online from February 16-26, browse items here before bidding goes live on February 16th.

2023 Event: This year’s gala will be held in-person at the newly renovated George and Madcap Lounge in Walker’s Point. The evening will kick off with hors d’oeuvres and access to the speakeasy style Madcap Lounge. A sit-down catered dinner and presentations in The George ballroom from the honorees will follow.

5:30 pm: Doors open, enjoy live jazz with the Steph Lippert trio, hors d’oeuvres in the speakeasy style Madcap Lounge

7:00 pm: Dinner & Program with Honorees

2023 Honorees 

  • Scott Crawford Inc. for the Community Within the Corridor development. Located at 33rd and Center, this development of the former Briggs & Stratton complex converted historic factory buildings into apartments, commercial uses and recreational space.
  • National Block LLC for extensive renovation of The George & Madcap Lounge. Located at 5th and National, this 1850-1900 building is now home to apartments, a grand ballroom and speakeasy.
  • Wangard Partners, Inc. for redevelopment of the historic Eagle Knitting Mills building into the Eagleknit Innovation Hub. Located on 2nd and Virginia in Walker’s Point, this 1928 former knitting factory has been transformed into a tech-oriented hub for start-ups and established firms.

About Remarkable Milwaukee
Each year, Historic Milwaukee honors several individuals, businesses and organizations that have a strong history in Milwaukee and have made exemplary contributions to the city’s heritage and the built environment. Proceeds raised at Remarkable Milwaukee support Historic Milwaukee’s mission to increase awareness of and commitment to Milwaukee’s history, architecture, and the preservation of our built environment. Your support is an investment in a host of educational programs—including walking tours, Space & Traces, and Doors Open—which touch the lives of thousands of local residents, school children and visitors to our remarkable city.

Remarkable Milwaukee benefits Historic Milwaukee’s mission to increase awareness of and commitment to Milwaukee’s history, architecture and the preservation of our built environment. Proceeds help make programs like Doors Open and Spaces & Traces possible.



$125 – 150


The George and Madcap Lounge
429 W National Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53204
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