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

Eleanor's Visit

 
 
Eleanor's Visit Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 4, 2021
1. Eleanor's Visit Marker
Inscription.  First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who had a high regard for the welfare of children and a great concern for impoverished people, visited Greendale in 1936 to personally inspect this "Greenbelt" project. After clambering through one of the two-story homes, she stated Greendale was "absolutely wonderful" and "laid out beautifully".
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
 
Location. 42° 56.511′ N, 87° 59.786′ W. Marker is in Greendale, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker can be reached from Broad Street south of Northway, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at the southeast "corner" of the fountain in "Eleanor's Courtyard". Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5623 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. A "Greenbelt Community" (here, next to this marker); Built by Thousands (here, next to this marker); An Ideal Location (here, next to this marker); This Historic Two-Story Building Was Built In 1938 (a few steps from this marker); Greendale Was Roosevelt's Idea
Eleanor's Visit Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, October 10, 2021
2. Eleanor's Visit Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Greendale's 'Backward Houses' (within shouting distance of this marker); Greendale is 'Alphabetized' (within shouting distance of this marker); Picture This - Our Own Theatre! (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greendale.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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Jul. 1, 2022