Historic Photographs

Home

Search

Subject Browse
Browse by Subject >>

State/City Browse
Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming

Home

>

Wisconsin

>

Milwaukee

>

Milwaukee Veterans Administration Medical Center, Building No. 40, 5000 West National Avenue, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI



See 24 maps of this location


Data Pages


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
5000 West National Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

Find maps of Milwaukee, WI


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WI-303-C
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N498).
Significance: Building 40, Greenhouse and Storage, was constructed for the Northwestern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in 1924, with two additions in 1928 and 1936. It is significant as 1) a utilitarian building type closely related to the park-like landscape planning of the Home branches, 2) a center for occupational, educational, and recreational activities for Home members and Veterans Administration patients, and 3) a support facility for therapeutic and laboratory activities of the hospitals of the Home branch and the Veterans Administration. The building's use spans the last years of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, the establishment of the Veterans Administration, and the creation of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
East exterior.
West exterior.
North exterior.
South exterior.
Floor plan; photocopy of construction drawing dated 2/16/1924 from files at VAMC, Milwaukee.
Sections, elevations, and details; photocopy of construction drawing dated 2/16/1924 from files at VAMC, Milwaukee.
Ground-floor plan; photocopy of construction drawing, undated, from files at VAMC, Milwaukee.
Elevations, sections, and floor plan of addition; photocopy of construction drawing dated 8/21/1936, from files at VAMC, Milwaukee.
East and south elevations; photocopy of construction drawings dated 6/30/1952, from files at VAMC, Milwaukee.


Back to Milwaukee, Wisconsin