Former creamery in Saline, located on Monroe Street.

Postcard photo from 1911: http://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2205439393/

In the 1950s, the Universal Die company built a factory around the original building; that factory has been demolished and is the location of the project called The Banks of Saline.

At the turn of the 20th century, our neighborhood was host to a wooden toll bridge over the Saline River and a The Saline Creamery. In 1911 the wooden creamery was replaced by an ornate stone building, which until 2006, you could see peaking its head above the site's next structure, The Universal Die Casting factory. In 1950, another industrial neighbor moved in, the Saline water treatment plant, which was built on the Southeast side of Peoples Park along the Saline River.