The building is commonly known within the recovery community as the Milwaukee Alano Club, and is open 365 days a year to serve those recovering from addiction.

The historic Fred Kraus Mansion was built in 1902 by architect Eugene Rudolph Liebert. Designed as a single-family residence in the spirit of the “Gilded Age Revival” with stylings of the Jugendstil (Germany’s version of Art Nouveau). Since 1950 the building has been occupied and operated by the Alano Foundation as a site for AODA (Alcohol and other Drug Addiction) recovery meetings, events, and as a location for those in recovery to gather and fellowship.

Guided tours will be provided by the Alano Foundation’s leadership team, volunteers, and recovery community members. Tours will inform visitors of the Alano Foundation’s mission and services as well as a history of the mansion. Following guided tours, visitors are encouraged to continue exploring the building on their own. The community café will be open for the purchase of refreshments. Building highlights include the grand staircase, the community café, magnificent fireplaces, ornate woodwork, a recovery art mural, and other fine details throughout.

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1521 North Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Saturday Hours
12:30 pm - 5 pm

Sunday Hours
12:30 pm - 5 pm


Handicapped Accessible


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