Kilbourntown House

Kilbourntown House (HMW8O)

Location: Shorewood, WI 53211 Milwaukee County
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N 43° 5.525', W 87° 53.893'

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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.
HM NumberHMW8O
Series This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series
Year Placed1970
Placed ByMilwaukee County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 3:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 426897 N 4771432
Decimal Degrees43.09208333, -87.89821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 5.525', W 87° 53.893'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 5' 31.50" N, 87° 53' 53.58" W
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Area Code(s)414
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4076-4338 Estabrook Pkwy, Shorewood WI 53211, US
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