Bay View Rolling Mill : The Reason We Exist
Description:
Framed copy of print of Eber Brock Ward, owner of the Milwaukee Iron Company.

What's the story?:
Eber Brock Ward was a Detroit entrepreneur who had previously worked in shipping. He saw railroads as the future, and began investing in them, as well as forming iron and steel factories. After starting factories in Detroit and Chicago, Ward established the Milwaukee Iron Company in 1867, in the north eastern area of what is now Bay View. The factory would go by many names over the years.

Ward laid out and named many of the streets that still exist in Bay View today. Some were named after employees of the factory, such as Potter, Russell, and Clement, while others were named after bodies of water, such as Superior, Ontario, and St. Claire. Today Ward Street bears his name. Ward died in 1875.
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