Kohler: A place to work and live (1920)

Kohler: A place to work and live


Founded in 1873, the Kohler Company moved from its city location to the countryside outside Sheboygan in 1899. A planned community soon grew up around the factory, modeled on the villages that company president Walter J. Kohler had seen in Europe. Divided into industrial, retail, and residential zones, Kohler Village's first residents moved in to their new homes in 1916. This 1920 brochure details all of the benefits not only of working at Kohler, but of living there too.


Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
The Rise of Skilled Manufacturing
Creator: Kohler Company
Pub Data: Kohler, Wis.: Kohler Company, 1920 (pamphlet 56-4423b)
Citation: Kohler: A place to work and live. (Kohler, Wis.: Kohler Company, 1920); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1533; Visited on: 8/22/2014
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