Milwaukee's East Village Historic District
The East Village Historic District
The East Village Historic District is a working class residential neighborhood on Milwaukee's near east side. The neighborhood adjoins the East Brady Street Historic District, a commercial area that includes St. Hedwig's Church -- the spiritual and community center for the original Polish inhabitants of the East Village. The buildings reflect economic strategies employed by Polish immigrants to achieve their cherished goal of home ownership. Many of the houses were built incrementally, beginning as modest cottages and later expanded.