Jump to content

WWII War Effort: Cool History, Hamilton Manufacturing - Two Rivers, Wisconsin


Recommended Posts

In WWII,Hamilton Manufacturing of Two Rivers, Wisconsin(My hometown) manufactured artillery and rifle shell casings for U.S. War Dept. My Grandfather worked there during the war and eventually retired from Hamiltons.

After WWII, Hamiltons went into building Medical Furnishings. Sadly, this sprawling plant taking 40 acres is now being demolished. I took these photo's just as the demolition was beginning. It is sad to see the place that at one time employed several thousand people and contributed to the war effort in a big way, slowly become a memory

DSCN9103.JPG

DSCN9102.JPG

"There is no such thing as an expert, only students with different levels of education."
donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif
donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif
donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

Before Demolition(Most of this is gone already, the rest will be gone soon)

Hamiltons 1.jpg

"There is no such thing as an expert, only students with different levels of education."
donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif
donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif
donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

That is huge..

 

Thanks for posting this Bug.

 

RC

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gif
donation2016.gifdonation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's a few shots from another angle from way back. The one photo shows a time when they were adding on and not tearing down. It has been sad to see this icon of the community slowly depart.

Hamilton 3.jpg

Hamiltons 4.jpg

"There is no such thing as an expert, only students with different levels of education."
donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif
donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif
donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

And the same area a few weeks ago. :(

Hamiltons 5.jpg

Hamiltons 6.jpg

"There is no such thing as an expert, only students with different levels of education."
donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif
donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif
donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 7 months later...
  • 2 months later...

Too bad it came down completely, thanks for the pictures. Were you able to get any souvenirs from the demolition?

 

Sadly,I got nothing from the place. My son got a few bricks from the building but, at the end of the day, they're just bricks.

 

 

Two Rivers....birthplace of the Ice Cream Sundae!

 

Best,

 

Peter

 

You've been to Two Rivers! Yup, most people don't know that the Ice Cream Sundae was invented here!

Washington house marker.jpg

 

 

Here's the building right across from the old Hamilton site where they still sell sundae's next door to where the first one was made. The parking lot behind the building is where Berners Ice Cream shop was. The Washington house has a great local museum with awesome history about Hamiltons, the war effort and all the other great history about this old fishing community turned industrial.

Washington_House_Two_Rivers.jpg

Washington house inside.jpg

 

"There is no such thing as an expert, only students with different levels of education."
donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif
donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif
donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.