- Historic Sites
Delve into Victorian-era industry, reminisce about 19th century farm life, and witness Wisconsin culture come to life as embodied by the immigrant entrepreneur Werner Trimborn, his family and his employees.
The nine buildings that comprise Trimborn Farm include two large barns. One of the barns is one of the last and largest stone barns in the state. There is also a restored Greek Revival-style farmhouse that dates back to the early 1860s. The most unusual of the existing structures is a group of lime kilns, which produced high quality lime mortar and plaster that were used in the construction of early buildings throughout metropolitan Milwaukee from about 1850 to 1900. Other buildings with interesting architectural features are the granary, a structure with a wood-exterior and a brick-interior, and a barrel-vaulted root cellar, and the farmhouse, constructed in the 1850s in the Greek Revival-style using Milwaukee cream city brick. All of these structures supported the manufacture of lime and contributed to the industrial nature of the property.