Response--Property: Neillsville, Keller's Silver Dome Ballroom
Contact: Mark Munkholm


Memories of the Silver Dome; Neillsville, WI

The Kellers owned the Silver Dome before my dad did. My mom told of "Bony-France", our sheriff, when I was very young. Apparently he was still actively involved in pursuing the remnants of the Al Capone gang during the late 1940's in the Clark Co., Wisconsin area.

At one time the place was totally below ground, the bar and so forth. It has been said there is some historical significance concerning its present architectural structure. It is apparently a fine example of the "Cubist" movement which first surfaced in art and architecture about 1907. Its development gave the world's architects a new way of design. It was in Germany that Lyonel Feininger first used the principles of Cubism to portray geometric shapes within buildings. Therefore, it is likely that place would be viewed as an historical landmark there too.

Also, I could just swear that place is haunted! It always gave me the creeps, especially at night. Dan Shnaubel bought the property from my dad.

Mark Munkholm



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