Greendale in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Greendale's 'Backward Houses'
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 42° 56.537′ N, 87° 59.776′ W. Marker is in Greendale, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of Northway and Broad Street, on the right when traveling east on Northway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5601 Broad Street, Greendale WI 53129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Historic Two-Story Building Was Built In 1938 (within shouting distance of this marker); Village of Greendale (within shouting distance of this marker); Greendale Was Roosevelt's Idea (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); An Ideal Location (about 300 feet away); Greendale is 'Alphabetized'Eleanor Was Here! (about 300 feet away); Picture This - Our Own Theatre! (about 300 feet away); Hose Tower and Grounds Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greendale.
Also see . . . Elbert Peets. Wikipedia article. (Submitted on October 1, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
1. Elbert Peets
The statement on the marker that Peets was from New England is misleading. According to the National Register for Historic Places Nomination Form for the Greendale Historic District, he was born in Ohio and graduated from Western Reserve University in 1912, but he received a master's degree from Harvard University in 1915. Peets worked 20 years for Werner Hegemann, who had offices in New York City and Milwaukee. The 1930 U.S. Census shows that Peets was living in Cleveland at that time, but his father was born in New England. The National Register nomination form also states that the "plan of Greendale is Peets' finest work."
— Submitted October 1, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on October 1, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. 2. submitted on October 12, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. 3, 4. submitted on October 1, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.