MONROE, N.Y. -- A medical center overseen by Helen Keller in the 1930s has now officially earned historical status.

Rest Haven was a medical facility for the blind largely run by Helen Keller in the 1930s.

The current property owners submitted the paperwork to become a historical landmark just six months ago, and are celebrating the unique honor by opening the doors to the public for the first time in more than 35 years.

People are welcome to visit the site and see the establishment as it was in 1900s and the house may get an even bigger recognition. 

"This facility is actually so significant they believe this should be national landmark," said Timothy Mitts, HRR Corp. spokesman. "They are not going to recommending to put the landmark to national landmark status." 

The house would be the first and only national landmark in Monroe. 

The owners are planning a summer time ceremony to display the history of the site.