Bay View

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Bay View was built as the company town for the Milwaukee Iron Company, which was established at the outlet of Deer Creek into Lake Michigan in 1867. Most people credit the Bay View name to Mrs. William Durfee, wife of the steel mill's chief engineer. In 1879, Bay View incorporated as a village but eight years later joined the city of Milwaukee. Although Bay View owes its existence to the steel mill, it closed in 1929 and was torn down 10 years later. Bay View was Milwaukee's first industrial suburb and Wisconsin's first company town. In 1982, the Bay View National Historic District was created to preserve a portion of this area that still retains the community pride that was born with the steel mill and Bay View's village days.
ISBN: 9780738588599
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wisconsin
Series: Images of America
Images: 222
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Ron Winkler is a member of the Bay View Historical Society. He writes for the society's newsletter as well as those of other preservation groups. Winkler is also a lecturer, tour guide, and author of a series of nine brochures on walking tours of Bay View. He has chosen the majority of his images from the Bay View Historical Society's archives and supplemented them with images from private collections.
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