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Early history of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin

Port Washington,   pp. 44a-54

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Port Washington
enterprises at Port Washington were a general store,
known as the Arcade (site of present Badger OuterweE
elevators. He bought huge tracts of wooded land, cJ
the lumber and fire wood for boats from his piers, i
farmers and stored the wheat they raised in his gra
shipped it. Barnum Blake's son, Edward, was one of
Civil War, and their home at 223 W. Grand Ave. (now
of the outstanding examples of Greek Revival architE
It was chosen by architects to be photographed and j
ed in the national archives at the Library of CongrE
and a grandson of Blake still live here (197); the3
Munster, Miss Adele Blake and Douglas Bostwick.
The first business enterprises started in Port
Saw Mill on Sauk Creek, the North Pier built in the
Wooster Harrison or Solon Johnson, the Middle Pier a
el-acL  the   S76v ?LA  P'e r
built at the end of Second Pier St. (shown on early
of mouth of Sauk Creek) by Lion Silverman, an early
lumber, fuel-wood and grain, much fish was shipped f
days. A grist mill, Tomlinson's, was built very eax
Woodruff and Richard's North Brick Yard. There werE
foundries in town, but the earliest was the one stai
a native of Luxembourg, in 1850 and for 112 years tl
operated foundries here, spanning five generations.
on Pier St. directly east of the Scbmit Household mu
was torn down in 1952. Nicholas Martin, also a nati
was associated with Gilson and together they took ou

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