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Villa Terrace

Italian Renaissance-style Villa

Jun. 12, 2009
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Upon entering this gorgeous art museum visitors will be taken aback by the landscaping and gardens. This Italian Renaissance-style villa, designed and built by architect David Adler in 1923, was originally the residence of Lloyd Smith of the A.O. Smith Corporation and his family. The Villa hosts fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th to the 18th centuries and a formal garden.


The mission of Villa Terrace, along with Charles Allis museum, is to preserve the history of the museum and utilize the art collections for community enrichment and education purposes. It also serves as a “living memorial” for war veterans.


There are plenty of exhibits hosted throughout the year and guided tours are provided the first and third Sundays of each month starting at 1 p.m. There is also a garden lecture series offered during the spring months.


Open Wednesday-Sunday 1-5
2220 N. Terrace Ave.
(414) 271-3656


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