New Tribes Bible Institute

New Tribes Bible Institute (HM14W8)

Location: Waukesha, WI 53186 Waukesha County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 0.763', W 88° 13.293'

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(Resthaven)

Prior to any white settlers moving into this area, this large hill was the site of an Indian Village. The first building was a residence and nursery in the 1850s, later known as Hickory Grove Villa. After years of delay, Resthaven, a palatial retreat, opened on July 22, 1909.

In May 1912, a fire damaged a portion of the hotel and it wasn't reopened until May, 1913. Ownership changed hands several times and financial problems resulted in Resthaven closing completely just prior to WWI. In 1919, the U.S. Government purchased the building to be used as a hospital for injured returning veterans. In October 1925, the focus changed again from a hospital for veterans to one for the general public. It closed again in the 1930s only to reopen as a housing facility for veterans. In 1943, it became a hospital for TB patients and after financial problems and a decrease in patients, Resthaven was closed permanently on October 1, 1958.

In April, 1963, the Resthaven building was sold to New Tribes Bible Institute, a nondenominational group that trains Christian workers for ministry in foreign countries. NTBI has owned this building for more years than any previous tenant. In the 1980s, the building was designated a local landmark by the Waukesha Landmarks Commission for its historical restoration.
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HM NumberHM14W8
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Marker Number34-21
Year Placed2012
Placed ByWaukesha County Historical Society and Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 400453 N 4762950
Decimal Degrees43.01271667, -88.22155000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 0.763', W 88° 13.293'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 0' 45.78" N, 88° 13' 17.58" W
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Area Code(s)262, 414
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901-915 N Hartwell Ave, Waukesha WI 53186, US
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