WEST BEND
WISCONSIN
Then and Now
The 60's---Cruising main street----- stopping at Dicks Pizza for a large Pizza-----going to the movies and paying a quarter to get in-----50 cents for a large popcorn
West Bend High School before the addition which was added in 1956
Today, the  West Bend High School is  the West Bend Middle School. The High School, as we remember it, is gone.
Amity Leather Company
The Company was started in 1915 by Robert H. Rolf, and at one time was the largest billfold manufacturer in the United States.
Today, it is a apartment building.
The West Bend Company
In 1911, Bernhard Zieger and 6 other men started The West Bend Aluminum Company.
  Over the years the West Bend Company became the largest employer in West Bend. In the 70's and 80's The West Bend Company had over 3000 employees with over 2 million square feet of manufacturing area.
Today, the main buildings of the West Bend Company and the 3 story office building, are  condominium's .
A short fly over video of West Bend in 1956
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If you look close, you will be able to see the addition being added to the old High School in 1956
A view of Vine Street, which was the last street in West Bend on the south side, and a fly by of Little Cedar Lake.
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In the 50's, the West Bend Airport was called West Bend Flying Service, which was owned and operated by two gentlemen by the names of Al Haen and Earl Stier.
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1954 VIDEO
TAKEOFF AND
LANDING
OF A
CESSNA 120
AT THE WEST BEND AIRPORT
BEECHCRAFT  TWIN           BONANZA
PIPER TRI-PACER
ERCOUPE
AIRPORT MAIN
HANGER
MAIN STREET WEST BEND WISCONSIN
WEST BEND HIGH SCHOOL
WEST BEND AIRPORT TODAY
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The addition was added in 1957 and is the only remaining part of the old High School.