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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Bernie's Beach

 
 
Bernie's Beach Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 2, 2011
1. Bernie's Beach Marker
Inscription. Bernie Holtman Park, commonly known as Bernie's Beach, was dedicated in 1981. It was previously known as South Shore Beach and, before that, Gilson Street Beach. From 1945 until his death in 1980, Bernard Julius Holtman was the owner of Bernie's Grocery, located a few blocks away. A popular place for children to stop on their way to the beach, the store was also the information hub of the neighborhood. Holtman was active in the South Side Men's Club, as a long-time member, Treasurer, and President.
 
Location. 43° 3.417′ N, 89° 23.36′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Gilson Street and South Shore Drive, on the right when traveling north on Gilson Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 Gilson Street, Madison WI 53715, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eggiman House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brittingham Boat House (approx. half a mile away); American Tobacco Co. Warehouses (approx. 0.6 miles away); Heritage of the Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Olin-Turville Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Nolen Causeway
Bernie's Beach Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 2, 2011
2. Bernie's Beach Marker
The marker is in the middle of the beach house in this photo. The Capitol is visible to the left of the beach house across Monona Bay.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Monona Lake Assembly Normal Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Greenbush (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
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Related Bernie's Beach Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 2, 2011
3. Related Bernie's Beach Marker
Closeup of Related Bernie's Beach Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 2, 2011
4. Closeup of Related Bernie's Beach Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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