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2020 Green Bay Road | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

National or State Registers Record

2020 Green Bay Road

National or State Register of Historic Places
2020 Green Bay Road | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Milwaukee Falls Lime Company
Reference Number:11001071
Location (Address):2020 Green Bay Road
Milwaukee Falls Lime Company
2020 Green Bay Rd., Grafton, Ozaukee County
Dates of Construction: 1890 – 1893

The 19-acre Milwaukee Falls Lime Company site is located largely within Lime Kiln Park in the Village of Grafton. Constructed between 1890 and 1893, the property's historic resources represent the lime industry that was once crucial to the economic welfare of Grafton and Ozaukee County.

Established in 1890, the Milwaukee Falls Lime Company was a leader in Ozaukee County's lime production and was a major industry in the Village of Grafton. In addition, the company was well-respected within the Wisconsin lime industry as being a model of efficient production. With six (later five) lime kilns, limestone quarries, a collection of associated outbuildings and tramways, and a dam on the Milwaukee River that provided power to the operation, the company manufactured lime between 1890 and 1926. Today, local residents recognize the site of the Milwaukee Falls Lime Company as an important remnant of an extinct industry that was once the backbone of Grafton's economy. It remains the only evidence of Grafton's once thriving and well-respected lime industry.

Period of Significance:1890-1926
Area of Significance:Industry
Applicable Criteria:Event
Historic Use:Industry/Processing/Extraction: Processing Site
Architectural Style:No Style Listed
Resource Type:Site
Architect:Milwaukee Falls Lime Company
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:01/27/2012
State Register Listing Date:05/06/2011
Number of Contributing Buildings:0
Number of Contributing Sites:1
Number of Contributing Structures:8
Number of Contributing Objects:0
Number of Non-Contributing Sites:1
Number of Non-Contributing Structures:8
Number of Non-Contributing Objects:0
National Register and State Register of Historic Places, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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