Byron Kilbourn (1801 to 1870)

Section 24, Block 8, Lot 12

One of Milwaukee’s three founders, Kilbourn made major land purchases on the west bank of the Milwaukee River. Kilbourntown was established as a rival to Solomon Juneau’s townsite on the east bank. Elected mayor in 1848 and again in 1858, Kilbourn was a key figure in nearly every important venture which affected Milwaukee. He was a tireless promoter, especially for transportation projects.

Byron Kilbourn (1801 to 1870)