History of Bay View

If you travel south over the Hoan Bridge, you will find yourself in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood. This southeastern corner of the city of Milwaukee along Lake Michigan is so unique that the media refers to it by name as if it were a separate city. Learn how its origin as the company town for the Milwaukee Iron Company in 1867 contributed to a growing sense of independence over the years. Using images of Bay View, we will learn about its history, its quirks and why it is a community of “firsts.” We will also explore its attractive housing, restaurants, parks and businesses.


Ron Winkler

Ron Winkler is the author of three books: Images of America: Bay View; Images of America: Milwaukee’s Town of Lake; and Bay View High School 1914-2014. He writes for the Bay View Historical Society’s newsletter as well as those of ... read more

Date: Wed, Nov 8, 2023

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 12:30-1:45pm CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Ron Winkler

Fee: $10

Enrollment Limit: 60

Program Number: FALL:366

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