George Burnham (1816 to 1889)

Section 9, Block 77, Lot 1

Burnham and brother Jonathan manufactured bricks. The light-colored clay along Lake Michigan’s shore made his firm famous for “Cream City” bricks. By 1881, what became the world’s largest brickyard employed 200 men and produced 15 million bricks annually.

George Burnham (1816 to 1889)