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

An Ideal Location

 
 
An Ideal Location Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 4, 2021
1. An Ideal Location Marker
Inscription.  In 1934 the government chose this site -- 3,410 acres which had previously been dairy farms -- for one of the nation's three "Greenbelt Communities". It was selected due to its gentle hills, thick woods and clean ponds. Greendale's been called, "One of the prettiest villages in all the Midwest." Many visitors say, "It looks like a Norman Rockwell town".
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
 
Location. 42° 56.49′ N, 87° 59.755′ W. Marker is in Greendale, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on Broad Street south of Northway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5606 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. Eleanor Was Here! (here, next to this marker); Greendale Was Roosevelt's Idea (a few steps from this marker); Greendale is 'Alphabetized' (a few steps from this marker); Picture This - Our Own Theatre! (within shouting distance of this marker); Eleanor's Visit (within shouting distance of this marker);
An Ideal Location Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 4, 2021
2. An Ideal Location Marker
View of the marker looking toward the northeast.
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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.
 
An Ideal Location Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 4, 2021
3. An Ideal Location Marker
View looking toward the east.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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Jul. 4, 2022