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Menomonee Falls also plays host to many regional manufacturing/technical businesses. With a centralized location in the Midwest – Menomonee Falls also has many thriving Business/Industrial Parks that are home to hundreds of small to mid-sized businesses and manufacturers. These companies benefit from a strong, committed community that supports their operations.
With the Menomonee River flowing through its center, Lime Kiln Park is a charming wooded park. One of the earliest settlers of Menomonee Falls, Frederick Nehs journeyed from Pennsylvania to Wisconsin in 1884. A year later, Mr. Nehs harnessed the power of the falls with a limestone kiln and quarry. Lime was used to whitewash buildings, to condition soil, treat animal hides and leather, and for plaster and mortar. The abundance of high magnesium limestone, called dolomite, in much of eastern Wisconsin played an important part in the development of many area communities. The remains of fossils, according to geologists, formed the limestone bed thousand of years ago.
Nestled on the grounds of a beautiful 17-acre park, Old Falls Village invites you to step back in time and glimpse life as it was from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s. Built in 1858 in the Greek Revival style popular at the time, the house is built of locally quarried limestone with mortar lime coming from the lime kilns. The centerpiece of Old Falls Village is the 1858 Miller-Davidson House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Each of the buildings also feature antiques and artifacts from the time. The Miller-Davidson House, original to the site, is special in many ways beginning with an unusual arched foundation. In 1935 it was selected by the Federal Government’s Historic American Building Survey. And in 1973 the National Register of Historic Places listed this beautiful early American farm home among those to be preserved for future generations. The house has not been restored to its original state but is presented as a house improved as lifestyles improved. It now houses an eclectic decorative arts collection.
For nearly 40 years the Falls Patio Players have been entertaining people from Southeastern Wisconsin with quality productions of Plays and Musicals. A community theatre company, Falls Patio Players is a group of people who love all different aspects involved with theatrical productions. From set building and costumes, to lights, sounds and acting. The Falls Patio Players is a family orientated not-for-profit community theatre company that encourages families to get involved, to work together and enjoy the camaraderie with others who have similar interests.