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Kilbourntown went up as a direct, contemporary rival to Juneautown. Speculator Byron Kilbourn refused to align his bridges with Juneautown’s, the consequence of which is apparent today. There wasn’t much going for the land, other than its location as a transit point to Madison. Other than North Old World 3rd Street, much of the architecture was razed for megaprojects.
Highlights in Kilbourntown include the Mediterranean revival Riverside Theater along West Wisconsin Avenue; the Germania Building on West Wells Street, once the site of a German-language publishing empire and notable for its carved lions and copper-clad domes (endearingly dubbed “Kaiser’s Helmets”); the odd-shaped Milwaukee County Historical Center; the legendary Turner Hall; the Milwaukee Public Museum; Milwaukee Public Library; and the enormous Grand Avenue Mall.
© Thomas Huhti from Moon Wisconsin, 5th Edition