The Lion House

The Bradley Foundation is headquartered in The Lion House, an antebellum residence on the National Register of Historic Places originally built in 1855. The Historic American Buildings Survey identifies the building as “the finest surviving pre-Civil War home in Milwaukee,” and the Foundation has meticulously maintained its original design, including the replication of the carved lions for which the house is named. Situated in the neighborhood where the Bradley brothers once lived, The Lion House is also a unique showcase for works of art on loan from the Milwaukee Art Museum.