Mitchell Park greenhouse

Glance at Yesteryear

This photo, taken circa 1924, shows the Spring Flower Show at Mitchell Park in Milwaukee. These greenhouses sat where the Mitchell Park Conservatory, or “Domes,” stand today. All three of the Domes, built in 1967, were closed in February after a piece of concrete casting fell from the lattice structure of the Desert Dome. The Tropical Dome was reopened to the public last month, but the closures raised questions about the longevity of the structures.


— This photo is from the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Photo Archives collection. Additional images can be viewed online at

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