Building Info

The Domes. Photo by Dave Reid.
  • Address:
    524 S. Layton Blvd.
  • Taxkey:
    4259997000
  • Architect:
    Donald Grieb
  • Status:
  • Assessment:
    Tax-Exempt
  • Year Built:

Commonly called “The Domes.”

Constructed between 1959 and 1967. LED lighting system added in 2008.

Each of the three domes is 140 feet in diameter and 85 feet tall.

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IDDateTypeDescription
NV_PMT-19-182019/02/14Permit
Noise Variance Permit
FWP-18-000542018/12/20Permit
Explosives or Fireworks Permit
NV_PMT-18-3772018/11/08Permit
Noise Variance Permit
NV_PMT-18-1382018/06/13Permit
Noise Variance Permit.
ELEC-17-049422017/08/16Permit
Electrical Permit.
PLB-17-026742017/06/30Permit
Building Plumbing Permit.
PWEU-17-008592017/05/04Permit
ROW Excavation Utility.
PLB-16-007142016/11/08Permit
Building Plumbing Permit.
PLB-16-005592016/10/29Permit
Building Plumbing Permit.
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Content referencing Mitchell Park Conservatory

Nation’s Leading Historic Preservation Organization Names the “Milwaukee Domes” a National Treasure
Press Release

Nation’s Leading Historic Preservation Organization Names the “Milwaukee Domes” a National Treasure

National Trust for Historic Preservation Also Unveils New Engineering Report Demonstrating a Comprehensive and Cost-Effective Preservation Solution for the Milwaukee Landmark

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Most Schizophrenic Developer?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s Most Schizophrenic Developer?

Joshua Jeffers is spending millions to redevelop the Mackie Building and famed Grain Exchange.

Op-Ed: The Demoting of the Domes
Op-Ed

The Demoting of the Domes

Once a Milwaukee icon, the horticultural oasis is barely being promoted to tourists.

Abele Relents on Domes Committee?

Abele Relents on Domes Committee?

Says he will accept county board committee on Mitchell Park Domes. But will he?

12 Things Will Decide Domes’ Future

12 Things Will Decide Domes’ Future

Politicians will decide their fate, but citizens can lead the way. 12 issues are key.

Larson Demands Abele Come Clean on Secret Domes Group
Press Release

Larson Demands Abele Come Clean on Secret Domes Group

“It's time for Abele to release the secret instructions, meeting records, and real mission of his Dome steering committee.”

County Executive Refuses Once Again to Sign Domes Repair Resolution
Press Release

County Executive Refuses Once Again to Sign Domes Repair Resolution

Also Ethics Code and Sex Offender Resolutions

Duel Over the Domes

Duel Over the Domes

Abele and county board creating dueling committees to address damaged domes.

Domes Are An International Star

Domes Are An International Star

They are a tourist and architectural attraction. Yet there’s talk of tearing them down.

County Executive AWOL From Public Hearing on Future of the Domes
10 Reasons To Save The Domes

10 Reasons To Save The Domes

Their impact on city culture and image is immense.

Chairman Lipscomb Critical of Administration Response to Domes Closure
Press Release

Chairman Lipscomb Critical of Administration Response to Domes Closure

We are just receiving initial details of their short-term plan to re-open one dome, and the administration’s long-term plan for all three still is unclear.

Building data on this page, including assessment information, was last updated on April 28, 2019

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