Aerial view of Director's Residence, Milwaukee Psychiatric Hospital campus, 1970's(?). This house was a replica of an English Manor. The completed house had maids, a butler, a cook and a gardener for the proper English Garden that were located on the west end of the house. The east end of the house originally had a porch on it. It was converted to a garage at a later date (garage not indicated in this image). The last President of the hospital to live in the house in the 1990’s. After he left, the house was used for hospital storage. Finally, after some years of neglect, and being resigned to storage, attention was finally given to the old Directors House. In 2013, the building was remodeled and transformed into the Lighthouse on Dewey. The Lighthouse now provides a safe and welcoming place for those recovering from addiction issues through support groups and community activities. The mission of the Lighthouse will dovetail in with the services provided by the Culver Alumni House and the new Dewey Center.
Jon Van Beckum- Archivist
Aurora Psychiatric Hospital Archives
Please credit Aurora Health Care as the source of this material.
Aerial view, Director's Residence, Milwaukee Psychiatric Hospital, 1970's(?)