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

Greendale Was Roosevelt's Idea

 
 
Greendale was Roosevelt's Idea Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 4, 2021
1. Greendale was Roosevelt's Idea Marker
Inscription.  The economic depression of the 1930's left millions of American's lacking for affordable housing. The notion if creating "Greenbelt Communities" was part of the Roosevelt Administration's "New Deal" program, aimed at providing needed housing and employment. Over 100 cities across the county [sic] were considered. And in 1934 this site was one of the only three chosen in the nation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
 
Location. 42° 56.49′ N, 87° 59.768′ W. Marker is in Greendale, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on Broad Street south of Northway, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5637 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. Greendale is 'Alphabetized' (here, next to this marker); An Ideal Location (a few steps from this marker); Eleanor Was Here! (a few steps from this marker); Picture This - Our Own Theatre!
Greendale was Roosevelt's Idea Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, October 10, 2021
2. Greendale was Roosevelt's Idea Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Eleanor's Visit (within shouting distance of this marker); Built by Thousands (within shouting distance of this marker); A "Greenbelt Community" (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named An Ideal Location (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greendale.
 
Greendale was Roosevelt's Idea Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 4, 2021
3. Greendale was Roosevelt's Idea Marker
View of the marker looking toward the west.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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Aug. 8, 2022