The Milton House, an 1840’s era hexagonal traveler’s inn, represents the Jeffris Family Foundation’s interest in funding some of the most significant and unique projects in America. The Milton House is a National Historic Landmark and is Wisconsin’s only documented Underground Railroad site. It also has the distinction of being the first “poured in place” concrete structure in the United States.
“ Because of its connection to the Underground Railroad, the Milton House site was named a National Historic Landmark in 1988 –the highest honor the National Park Service can bestow on a site. We at the National Park Service are grateful to the Jeffris Family Foundation for their efforts to help preserve the Milton House and for their commitment to historic preservation in the Midwest.”
– Diane Miller, National Coordinator, National
Underground Network to Freedom Program,
National Park Service