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Bay View’s Immigrants

 
 
Bay View’s Immigrants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 24, 2010
1. Bay View’s Immigrants Marker
Inscription.  From a quiet mid 19th–century farming community to a bustling industrial center along Kinninckinnic Avenue in only twenty years, Bay View’s industrial transformation could not have occurred without the contributions of hundreds of immigrant workers who poured into the community’s foundries, brickyards, machine shops, tanneries and glass factory seeking employment in the last quarter of the 19th century. The first industrial workers in Bay View were recruited from Sheffield, England, for their knowledge of steel production but over the years other immigrant workers from the British Isles, Ireland, Germany, Poland and Italy, among others, would make Bay View one of the most ethnically diverse communities in Milwaukee.
 
Erected 1998 by State Historical Society of Wisconsin. (Marker Number 372.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 43° 0.291′ N, 87° 54.339′ 
Bay View’s Immigrants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 24, 2010
2. Bay View’s Immigrants Marker
West side of two sided marker.
W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on South Kinnickinnic Avenue north of East Ward Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in Zillman Park which is on the northeast corner of South Kinnickinnic Avenue and East Ward Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Josaphat Basilica (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bay View's Rolling Mill (approx. 0.9 miles away); Saint Stephen Lutheran Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Holy Trinity - Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (approx. 1˝ miles away); R. D. Whitehead Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Cream City (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hansen Storage Co. Warehouse #2 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Floating Freight on Liquid Highways (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Bay View’s Immigrants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 24, 2010
3. Bay View’s Immigrants Marker
East side of two sided marker.
Bay View’s Immigrants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 24, 2010
4. Bay View’s Immigrants Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 711 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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