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Port Washington 1835 to 1985
([1985])

People, places and events,   pp. 22-31


Page 31

Incorporating the best of what
is traditional and looking
toward the future, the Port
Washington Senior Citizen
Center is a place filled with
laughter and living. The
former firehouse is a vital
part of the community.
Port Washington
Fire Department
Port's industrial base, however, remains the
backbone of the city's economy. Ten major local
industries provide employment for over 2,500 peo-
ple. The decision of Allen-Edmonds, a renowned
shoe manufacturing company, to relocate in Port
Washington has renewed the city's faith in its
ability to attract new industrial development.
The population, having shown a slight decline
in recent years, is again upward bound as
reflected by an increasing school enrollment and
a steady rise in the construction of new housing
units.
Promising events which will take place in Port
Washington in the near future include the
development of the north side of the city with the
construction of an 81/2 acre shopping center, is
now in the final planning stage.
The Wiscohsin Electric-Power Company, having
taken initial steps to secure the necessary fun-
ding, has selected the Port Washington power
plant as the site of a pilot program for testing a
revolutionary new boiler system, which, if suc-
cessful, could add years of service for the local
facility.
Construction is about to begin at the Thomas
Jefferson Middle School on a $1,400,000 indoor
community swimming pool largely financed by
pledges made by local citizens and businesses,
including a generous donation from Joseph
Uihlein, Jr., a member of the Joseph Schlitz Brew-
ing Company family.
A waiting list of more than 200 people who want
to rent boat slips has prompted the city to con-
sider the feasibility of adding more slips to the
marina.
Fresh winds are blowing through the city of
Port Washington. According to Mayor George
Lampert, the city is moving forward in a positive,
controlled direction - one in which the citizens of
Port Washington can be proud - as would General
Wooster Harrison.


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