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

A "Greenbelt Community"

 
 
A "Greenbelt Community" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 4, 2021
1. A "Greenbelt Community" Marker
Inscription.  The economic depression of the 1930's left millions of Americans looking for affordable housing. The notion of creating "Greenbelt Communities" outside major cities was part of the Roosevelt Administration's "New Deal" to provide new housing and employment. This site was one of three chosen in the nation, and the first shovel of dirt was turned in April of 1936.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1936.
 
Location. 42° 56.513′ N, 87° 59.787′ 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 northeast "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. An Ideal Location (here, next to this marker); Eleanor's Visit (here, next to this marker); Built by Thousands (here, next to this marker); This Historic Two-Story Building Was Built In 1938 (here, next to this marker); Greendale's 'Backward Houses'
A "Greenbelt Community" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, October 10, 2021
2. A "Greenbelt Community" Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Greendale Was Roosevelt's Idea (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 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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Jul. 3, 2022