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The Kohler Company Complex in Sheboygan

Kohler Company Factory Complex


The Kohler Company, founded in 1873 by John Michael Kohler, has remained the leading manufacturer of plumbing fixtures and related products in North America since the 1920s. His son, Walter J. Kohler Sr., was the driving force behind the creation of the planned community built to support the factory complex. He studied similar communities, traveling to garden cities in the U.S. and Europe, to create a more beautiful model.

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Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
The Rise of Skilled Manufacturing
Creator: Phillip, Richard W.
Pub Data: Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places.
Citation: Kohler Company Factory Complex. Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1466; Visited on: 4/25/2014
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