Building Info

Photo by Matthew Gilson courtesy of The Milwaukee Soldiers Home.
  • Architect:
    Edward Townsend Mix
  • Year Built:

The central building of the historic Soldiers Home Complex.

A partnership of Alexander Company and the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee will redevelop the building into housing for veterans starting in 2019.

Designed by architect Edward Townsend Mix.

Used as a long-term care center for veterans until 1989. Building owned by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Mayor Barrett’s 2021 Executive Budget Address
Plats and Parcels: A Memorial Day Surprise at Soldiers Home
Plats and Parcels

A Memorial Day Surprise at Soldiers Home

Tower at Old Main contains 96-year-old etching from World War I veteran.

Friday Photos: New Life for Old Main
Friday Photos

New Life for Old Main

$44 million project will convert vacant Civil War complex to veterans' housing.

MPA Launches Online Learning Resource for Milwaukee Soldiers Home
Press Release

MPA Launches Online Learning Resource for Milwaukee Soldiers Home

Teachers, parents, students encouraged to learn about Milwaukee’s historic and future role in providing care to our nation’s heroes

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Invests in 207 Affordable Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Invests in 207 Affordable Homes

Housing Trust Fund will provide $900,000 in capital. Can this program be grown?

Eyes on Milwaukee: $44 Million Soldiers Home Project Launched
Eyes on Milwaukee

$44 Million Soldiers Home Project Launched

Huge group of politicians, dignitaries, salute project to redevelop Civil War-era VA complex.

Plats and Parcels: The Couture Getting New Signage
Plats and Parcels

The Couture Getting New Signage

Plus: Walker's Point brewery may become climbing gym, funding for Soldiers Home project.

Threatened Milwaukee Soldiers Home Buildings to be Rehabilitated, Reused
Press Release

Threatened Milwaukee Soldiers Home Buildings to be Rehabilitated, Reused

Team led by The Alexander Company to rehabilitate historic buildings for homeless, at-risk veterans

MPA Launches Fundraising Campaign To Add I-94, Hank Aaron State Trail Signage for Milwaukee Soldiers Home
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MPA Launches Fundraising Campaign To Add I-94, Hank Aaron State Trail Signage for Milwaukee Soldiers Home

National Trust offers $5,000 matching grant for public donations through the end of 2013

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Growing City
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Growing City

Updates on three new developments. Plus: a photographic tour of the Ward hall.

Photo Gallery: Soldiers Home Becomes National Historic Landmark
Photo Gallery

Soldiers Home Becomes National Historic Landmark

The National Park Service honors the Soldiers Home complex, whose classic buildings are the oldest in the nation still standing from Civil War days.

Milwaukee VAMC Commences Repairs on Historic “Soldiers Home” Building
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Milwaukee VAMC Commences Repairs on Historic “Soldiers Home” Building

Today, the grand structure continues to dominate the landscape, but is in dire need of repair.