The Milwaukee area is now home to four National Treasures, as designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The Mitchell Park Domes were added to the list on Tuesday. In making the designation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation called the Domes a “Milwaukee landmark for generations, a unique engineering marvel, and a nationally significant example of Midcentury Modern architecture."
Milwaukee County is currently studying proposals to renovate the landmark that has fallen in disrepair over the last few years.
Other Milwaukee area landmarks that have made been named National Treasures by the group include:
The Milwaukee VA Soldiers Home located west of Miller Park is one of three remaining Soldier’s Homes in the country, according to the Historic Preservation group. At one time the homes were designated as a place of refuge for physically and mentally disabled veterans.
The Charles Allis Art Museum, on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, was once the home of Milwaukee industrialist Charles Allis. The house now contains a world-class art collection that spans more than 2,000 years.
The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum,located on Milwaukee's historic east side, was the home of Llody Smith of the A.O. Smith Corporation. The museum features fine and decorative art dating back to the 15th century.
In all, theNational Trust for Historical Preservation has designated more than 300 sites as National Treasures throughout the United States
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