Milwaukee Veterans Administration Campus Historic American Landscapes Survey
LOCATION : Milwaukee, WI
CLIENT : Milwaukee Veterans Administration
COMPLETED : 2012
AWARD: ASLA-MN 2013 Merit Award
The National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers was established during the service of President Lincoln as one of the first federal level facilities dedicated to the care of veteran soldiers. A valuable example of the Picturesque Landscape Movement, the site was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2011. We worked with a team of engineers, architects and historians to complete an Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) of the 150 acre campus. The documentation includes a detailed inventory of the existing conditions, graphic and written analysis and documentation of the landscape’s character defining features, as well an analysis of the site’s development from the mid 1800s to today.