Milwaukee’s National Soldiers Home, once a lifeline for veterans returning from war and today a gracious park-like area with both functional and dilapidated buildings, was named a national historic landmark Thursday.
“This is basically the highest level of recognition that a site can receive,” said Ali Kopyt, a board member with Milwaukee Preservation Alliance. “We’ve been waiting for this landmark status.”
The entire 90-acre site, including a soldiers’ cemetery, a chapel and a theater, was designated along with 13 other sites across the country as national landmarks by the National Park Service.
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