The First Ward is made up of a diverse mixture of land uses unique for a neighborhood its size. The neighborhood grew after several companies located factories here. Homes were built around the factories so that workers would only have a short distance to walk to work.
Soon after, shops and services grew along Clinton, Glenwood and Front Streets to support the growing population of workers and their families. The combination of manufacturing, homes and shopping in the First Ward made for a lively and healthy neighborhood throughout the 20th century.
The First Ward neighborhood’s current mix of land uses is illustrated in the charts to the right. A land use map can be downloadedbelow.
What’s Your Story?
Are you a lifelong resident of the neighborhood? Do you own a local business? Did you grow up in the First Ward, but move away later? We all have a story to tell and we would LOVE to hear yours!