In a large brick warehouse across the river from Ball Island at 525 Grand Avenue businessmen Charles Bigelow and John E. Healy moved their medicine manufacturing and bottling works, the Kickapoo Indian Medicine Company, here in 1887. This was one of the country’s leading makers and sellers of Native American influenced botanical health products, specifically derived from a Texas band of the Kickapoo Nation. Part of their marketing tactics included having a large troupe that traveled throughout the country entertaining and selling their products. They used brick the warehouse to manufacture their goods and many of the Native Americans employed here lived in the surrounding neighborhood. In 1893 the company moved their operations to 441 Chapel Street.