Gerald Williamson Archives

First Black-owned Wauwatosa home receives historical designation

August 27, 2020

Zeddie Hyler (right) had to overcome many obstacles in 1955 before becoming the first African American homeowner in Wauwatosa. The list of obstacles he successfully overcame included angry neighbors, vandalism and arson. Even before beginning to build, Hyler had to enlist a white friend to purchase the property in his name before Hyler could begin… [Read More]