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Main Hall was originally constructed in 1855 and was used for classrooms and offices. In 1867 the tower was added to the building. Main Hall continued to hold classes and function as the Service Center for the college. Today the Milton College Preservation Society owns and operates the building.


  • Main Hall
  • Main Hall from the foot of the hill.

Joseph Goodrich, founder of the Milton House, began a school in Milton, WI in pursuit of a public place for education. Milton Academy was founded in 1844 and was geared toward young men interested in business and both genders interested in teaching in public schools. The old building became unsuitable and to make proper accommodations, the Milton Academy was founded in 1854. The school continued to grow until 1968 when the college was under financial stress due to low enrollment numbers. The college officially closed in 1982 and it’s buildings have since been re-purposed for apartments, offices, shops, and much more. 

Milton College Preservation Society