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

6600 Schoolway

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, October 10, 2021
1. 6600 Schoolway Marker
Inscription.  This building was built during the Great Depression by the Federal Government between the years 1936 and 1938. Historically this site has served as the Police and Fire Department, the municipal court, and was the central heating plant for the buildings in the Village Center. On May 26th, 1968, the Fire Department moved out into their new home at the time on the corner of Southway and Loomis. The Police Department and Municipal Court moved out of this building on Nov. 12, 1998 into their new building on the corner of Loomis and Grange Ave. After that time, the building remained vacant until J&J Contractors I LLC purchased the property in 2018. The exterior of the building underwent extensive remodeling to bring it back to its former look in the late 1930's. The interior part of the building has been transformed to house the new headquarters of J&J Contractors I LLC. This is a family owned and operated exterior and interior home improvement company.

A Historic Greenbelt Community
Village of Greendale
J&J Contractors I LLC
Established in 1983

 
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6600 Schoolway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 10, 2021
2. 6600 Schoolway Marker
Marker is between the two former garage doors.
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Charity & Public WorkLaw Enforcement. A significant historical date for this entry is May 26, 1968.
 
Location. 42° 56.444′ N, 87° 59.83′ W. Marker is in Greendale, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of Schoolway and Parking Street, on the left when traveling east on Schoolway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6600 Schoolway, 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. Alonzo Hauser (1909 - 1988) (within shouting distance of this marker); Hose Tower and Grounds Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Picture This - Our Own Theatre! (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gazebo is Our 'Gathering Place' (about 400 feet away); Greendale is 'Alphabetized' (about 400 feet away); Greendale Was Roosevelt's Idea (about 400 feet away); Eleanor Was Here! (about 400 feet away); An Ideal Location (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greendale.
 
Also see . . .  Wisconsin SP Greendale Historic District. According to the National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form (Section 7, page 11): The Police and Fire Station, currently [2005] vacant, stands at 6600 Schoolway, just west of Parking Street. It consists of three sections: the one-story, flat-roofed
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By Joel Seewald, October 10, 2021
3. 6600 Schoolway Marker
View of the backside of the building.
police station (east); the two-story, projecting, hip-roofed fire station (center); and the one-story, flat-roofed heating plant (west). All three sections are embellished with brick quoining and retain original, double-hung sash windows, showing the influence of the Colonial Revival style. The police department was entered from Parking Street, through a centrally placed, wood-and-glass door, set in a segmented-arched opening. On the Schoolway (front) façade, the fire station section displays two large garage door openings. These were enclosed with glass in 1967, when the fire department moved to new quarters at 6200 West Loomis Road. The police department continued to occupy the building until 1998, when the Greendale Safety Building was completed at 5911 West Grange Avenue." (Submitted on October 15, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Plan for Heating Plant, Fire and Police Station Greendale, Wisconsin image. Click for full size.
(Library of Congress LC-USF344- 003602-ZB), 1936
4. Plan for Heating Plant, Fire and Police Station Greendale, Wisconsin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 14, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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