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Greendale in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Village of Greendale

 
 
Village of Greendale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 9, 2010
1. Village of Greendale Marker
Inscription. Greendale was one of three Greenbelt towns constructed during the 1930ís. The main objectives were to demonstrate a planning concept combining the best of country and city living, to provide good housing for low income families, and to create construction jobs for the unemployed during the economic depression of the 1930ís. Government ownership ended in 1952 when the buildings were offered for sale to the residents.
 
Erected 2000 by State Historical Society of Wisconsin. (Marker Number 460.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 56.562′ N, 87° 59.751′ W. Marker is in Greendale, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of Northway and Broad Street, on the right when traveling west on Northway. Click for map. Marker is in front of Greendale Village Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6500 Northway, Greendale WI 53129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bodamer Log Cabin (approx. 1.3 miles away); Boyhood Home of Jeremiah Curtin (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wisconsin's Lime Industry
Village of Greendale Village Hall image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 9, 2010
2. Village of Greendale Village Hall
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Greenfield: The Last Town in Milwaukee County (approx. 1.6 miles away); Janesville Plank Road (approx. 1.7 miles away); St. Maryís Church and Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Turn of the Century Business District (approx. 2.5 miles away); Hales Corners – A Farm Village (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greendale.
 
Also see . . .  The History of Greendale, Wisconsin. Greendale, Wisconsin had its beginnings in 1936, when the United States Department of Agriculture began construction of three new communities known as the Greenbelt towns. In addition to Greendale, Wisconsin, the other two towns are Greenbelt, Maryland and Greenhills, Ohio. (Submitted on July 21, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Broad Street image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 9, 2010
3. Broad Street
Looking south down Broad Street, Main Street of Greendale
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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