Re-dedicated City Hall Named National Landmark
City Hall. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
After three years in the making, Milwaukee's City Hall is finally restored, and it's received a high national honor as a historical landmark.
And the city will hold a party to show it off.
"I'm extremely proud," Mayor Tom Barrett said. "It is such an important building to the history, the present, and future of Milwaukee."
When City Hall was built in the late 1800's, it was the third tallest structure in the United States. During a special presentation Thursday morning, the Dept. of Interior designated it a "National Historic Landmark." A restoration celebration will take place Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The re-dedication ceremony takes place at 6:15 p.m.
The party includes tours, an exhibit of artifacts, refreshments and entertainment.
The entire celebration is free and open to the public.