Mayville Historical Society
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Carriage Factory History, Mayville Wisconsin
The museum of the Mayville Historical Society occupies what once was the home and workplace of John Hollenstein and family. Hollenstein came to the Mayville area in 1873, where they worked a small farm. Hollenstein started making wagons and carriages with blacksmith William Albrecht in a building on North Main Street.
Picture of John & Dominica Hollenstein
Picture of Carriage on display in factory.
Hollenstein set up his own wagon and carriage business, erecting a factory east of his home. He operated his shop until 1908, and then sold it to
his son, John Hollenstein Jr., who continued the business until 1941.
Anton Jagow purchased the factory building in
1945. He made and repaired farm wagons, built
       wooden truck bodies, wooden folding chairs and        other items. Algot Streed bought the building in            1953 and ran the tool and die operation there                   until 1967. Then James Gilboy purchased the                       facility but never occupied it. Ted and
                      Grace Bachhuber donated funds to enable                      the Mayville Historical Society to
                    buy the building.
The Carriage Factory consists of the main factory building on the corner of Bridge and German Streets plus two additions to the north of the building.
Photographs on display at the museum
Picture of wagon
Picture of Carriage
Picture of Wagon
Picture of Wagon
Picture of Library
Picture of Medical Equipment
The two additions were originally for a blacksmith shop and power plant. The museum displays several wagons, carriages and sleighs made in the factory; in addition to these, we have an old bank interior (Knowles), military displays, a
Picture of Industry Displays
Picture of Reception & Collections
mounted eagle that Harley Davidson photographed for some of their advertising, printing press equipment, a dentist's office, and a lot of Mayville marked items from yesteryear. We also have many pictures and maps showing the early history of Mayville.
Mayville Historical Society
"Looking to the future to preserve our past"
1 North German Street, Mayville, Wisconsin 53050