Soldiers' Home Reef

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Soldiers' Home Reef
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Built 1862
NRHP Reference # 93001617
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 4, 1993[1]
Designated NHL November 4, 1993[2]

Soldiers' Home Reef, also known as Rocky Point, National Military Asylum Reef, or Veterans' Hill is a National Historic Landmark in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was discovered by Increase A. Lapham. It and other reefs that he discovered are the first ancient reefs described in North America, and are among the first described in the world.[2]

It is located northeast of the junction of Wood Ave. and General Mitchell Blvd., on the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center grounds.[1][3]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1993.[2]

A closeup of fossilized reef material

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "Soldiers' Home Reef". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  3. ^ Virtual Silurian Reef - Milwaukee County Stadium