Kewaunee County Lime Kilns

Kewaunee County Lime Kilns (HM1GWV)

Location: Kewaunee, WI 54216 Kewaunee County
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N 44° 27.579', W 87° 33.049'

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???? Before modern cement came onto the market, lime was used in the making of mortar for brick and stonework. Lime was also used for whitewashing wood instead of painting. Large furnaces used heat to reduce nearby limestone rocks into lime.



???? As early as 1853, lime kilns were operated in the county by the Seth Moore family. The kiln portions which still stand near here were built in 1893 by the Nast brothers. The pictures show the kilns as well as a row of houses built for the workers, who were mostly Italian.
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HM NumberHM1GWV
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Year Placed1996
Placed ByThe Kewaunee County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 11:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 456181 N 4923074
Decimal Degrees44.45965000, -87.55081667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 27.579', W 87° 33.049'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 27' 34.74" N, 87° 33' 2.94" W
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Area Code(s)920
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near E4297 Co Rd F, Kewaunee WI 54216, US
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