Although Baden was never incorporated as a city, it has had the characteristics of a town for many years. The business section along Broadway and Halls Ferry Road had its origin more than a century ago and the area has been served by its own post office, fire station, library and schools for many years. Among the business achievements have been the opening of the Baden Bank in 1909 and the founding of the Businessmen's Association in 1913.

Image - Baden business district in 1955