City Streets

The Barons of Bay View

Wealthy businessmen Stephen Clement and Eber Ward founded Bay View, named many streets.

By - Jan 5th, 2017 02:27 pm
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6 thoughts on “City Streets: The Barons of Bay View”

  1. Casey says:

    What are the current names of the great lakes and river streets?

  2. Carl says:

    Casey – St. Lawrence is now Russell, Niagara is Potter, Huron is Delaware, Erie is S. Shore, and Michigan is Wentworth.

  3. Tomroh says:

    I’ve been told that the large park behind Clement Avenue School was a beer garden and/or amusement park in the early 20th century. I can’t find any info. Any ideas?

  4. Carl says:

    That is Tippecanoe Park. You might try the book, Milwaukee County Parks by Laurie Muench Albano. Arcadia Publishing, c2007. It is available in public libraries in Milwaukee County.

  5. Karen says:

    As I recall area behind the school was field where we played as children on East Warnimont street names for prominent Warnimont family who owned all the land in area..Then eventually land graded and present park created; then of course school built in i think 50s..We lived on Clement but never knew origin of street name; this was great..

  6. Bungalow Bill says:

    Carl – Can you describe how wealthy Mr. Ward might have been when he passed away ? When stated “he was the richest man in the Midwest”, that would be pretty big shoes to fill. I can think of 4 people offhand in Milwaukee in 1875 who may challenge that title. They would be : Alexander Mitchell, Daniel Wells, John Plankinton or Frederick Layton. Oh, & what about James J. Hill of St. Paul ? These people were all very wealthy. This would’ve been even before the Beer Barons became extremely rich too. I wouldn’t even consider them yet in 1875. It would be interesting to but a number or “est’d value” on all of these people’s holdings.

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