Bay View Rolling Mill : The Reason We Exist

Bay View, the thriving neighborhood along Lake Michigan in the southern part of Milwaukee, was founded in 1879 as its own village, before being annexed by the city in 1887. But why did it spring up in the first place? It isn't located close to the heart of Milwaukee, and didn't grow out from it. The reason Bay View came to be, and the foundation of why it exists today, can be attributed to the Bay View Rolling Mill. This factory, where men toiled long hours, was the backbone of the community, and the seeds that were planted in the nineteenth century have helped grow the neighborhood into the thriving community it is today.

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Bay View Rolling Mill