8405 W NATIONAL AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Architecture and History Inventory
8405 W NATIONAL AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Greenfield School
Other Name:West Allis Historical Society Museum
Reference Number:27252
Location (Address):8405 W NATIONAL AVE
City:West Allis
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1887
Additions: 1973
Survey Date:1993
Historic Use:elementary, middle, jr.high, or high
Architectural Style:Romanesque Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Cream Brick
Architect:Herman P. Schnetzky
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Greenfield School
National Register Listing Date:3/29/2006
State Register Listing Date:1/20/2006
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:A 'site file' exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation.

See community survey form. HABS WI-322. Built on the site of the first Honey Creek School (1843). Cupola was reconstructed in 1973. This school combined both high school and grade school until a separate high school was built in 1907. This building became part of the West Allis school system in 1902 and was used as a grade school until 1923. It was then used as a repair shop for vocational training and a Civil Air Patrol meeting place. Was a Civilian Defence Office until 1967 when it became a museum. Tower bell window restored 11/15/1973. Exterior brick was chemically cleaned in August of 1971.
Bibliographic References:Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 3/13/1997. West Allis Historical Society Archives. Building permits. West Allis Historical Society, History of the Museum, West Allis, 1976. West Allis Star 5/23/2002.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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