Whitefish Bay National Guard Armory - National Register

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It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002, because it was considered historically significant. Many village events were held in the armory over the years, and because many Milwaukeeans in units of the Wisconsin National Guard trained there for duty for World War II and the Korean War. The Whitefish Bay National Guard Armory had also been named a Milwaukee County Landmark in 1989. The 19-acre (77,000 m2) plot of land bordered by Henry Clay Street on the north, Ardmore Avenue on the east, Marlborough Drive and Kimbark Place on the west and Farmount Avenue on the south was purchased in 1870 by German immigrant, Gustave Raab, who built a white frame farmhouse for his wife and two daughters.

Well after his death, in the late 19th century the property was purchased by Otto Falk, vice-president of Falk corporation and a prominent officer in the Wisconsin National Guard, and used by an artillery unit of the National Guard for a summer camp as early as 1909. Through the years the farmhouse was occupied by three different commanding officers and their families. National Guard soldiers trained on this property for duty in the Mexican border war and World War I, and became part of the famed and decorated 32nd Red Arrow Division. Prior to 1929 the southern most 13 acres (53,000 m2) were sold to the village of Whitefish Bay to be used for the new high school, also designed by Tullgren In 1941 red brick garages were added to west side of the Armory and a two story addition to the farmhouse provided offices and a classroom and in the basement, a pine-paneled officers' club room. It was affectionately dubbed the "Whitehouse".

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