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Kilbourntown House

 
 
Kilbourntown House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 4, 2011
1. Kilbourntown House Marker
Inscription. Built about 1844 by Benjamin Church, a pioneer carpenter and builder, in the Kilbourntown section of early Milwaukee. With its clean lines and fluted Doric columns, the house is an excellent example of Greek Revival architecture. Its construction featured the use of hand-hewn timbers of oak and elm. The exterior walls are lined with brick for insulation and strength.

In 1938, Kilbourntown House was moved to this site from its original location near Fourth and Court Streets through the efforts of the Milwaukee County Historical Society, the Milwaukee County Park Commission and the Colonial Dames of Wisconsin. Restoration was carried out as a WPA project. Furnished by the Colonial Dames with articles in use prior to 1865, the building was reopened on September 4, 1939.
 
Erected 1970 by Milwaukee County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 43° 5.525′ N, 87° 53.893′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on Estabrook Parkway 0.2 miles north of East Capitol Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in Estabrook Park. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Kilbourntown House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 4, 2011
2. Kilbourntown House Marker
located under the crabapple tree to the right of photo.
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shorewood Armory (approx. half a mile away); Shorewood High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Sauk Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); Shorewood Village Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lueddemann’s-On-The-River (approx. 0.9 miles away); Carl Sandburg Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away); Steamer Appomattox (approx. 1.2 miles away); In Honor of the Men and Women of the 25th Ward (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Also see . . .  Kilbourntown House. Milwaukee County Historical Society (Submitted on October 10, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Kilbourntown House Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 4, 2011
3. Kilbourntown House
Kilbourntown House Herb Garden Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 4, 2011
4. Kilbourntown House Herb Garden
Herb Garden Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 4, 2011
5. Herb Garden
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 340 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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