Grand View Health Resort

Also known as: Moor Mud Baths
500 Riverview Ave., Waukesha, Wisconsin


Main Entrance

The facility operated as a mud bath until 1959. Waukesha was known as the "Saratoga of the West" and a destination for those who looked to mineral waters and mud baths for theraputic relief. After the mud bath resort closed, the facility was used as a hotel and a school until 1970. It has been a Waukesha County office facility since 1972.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning



National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 31, 1984
Reference number
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival
Areas of significance
Commerce; Health/Medicine
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Hotel; Resort
Current function
Government office
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1911; 1947
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1

Update Log 

  • June 13, 2012: New photos from J.R. Manning