The City of Wauwatosa is gradually replacing its old street lights with spun aluminum poles and cobra style fixtures with LED bulbs. The WHHPC is pursuing its mission by seeking to provide a better and more historically accurate option for the neighborhood to consider. We have been working on this project for over a decade. The recent decreases in the cost of LED lights has made this project financially viable within the last few years.
This scope of the project is the entire neighborhood, including the Highlands side of Lloyd, 60th and 68th Streets, and Milwaukee Ave.
The Washington Highlands is a premier example of Garden City Planning. Designed in 1916 by internationally-famous city planners Werner Hegemann and Elbert Peets, this model residential neighborhood is laid out with curving streets that preserve the natural topographic features of the 133-acre site. Prior to development, the Highlands were part of a hops and Percheron horse farm owned by famous Milwaukee brewer, Captain Frederick Pabst