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

Village of Greendale

 
 
Village of Greendale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 9, 2010
1. Village of Greendale Marker
Inscription.  Greendale was one of three Greenbelt towns constructed during the 1930’s. The main objectives were to demonstrate a planning concept combining the best of country and city living, to provide good housing for low income families, and to create construction jobs for the unemployed during the economic depression of the 1930’s. Government ownership ended in 1952 when the buildings were offered for sale to the residents.
 
Erected 2000 by State Historical Society of Wisconsin. (Marker Number 460.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 42° 56.562′ N, 87° 59.751′ W. Marker is in Greendale, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of Northway and Broad Street, on the right when traveling west on Northway. Marker is in front of Greendale Village Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6500 Northway, Greendale WI 53129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles
Village of Greendale Village Hall image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 9, 2010
2. Village of Greendale Village Hall
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bodamer Log Cabin (approx. 1.3 miles away); Boyhood Home of Jeremiah Curtin (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wisconsin's Lime Industry (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Land Survey of 1836 / Greenfield’s 1836 Greenery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Greenfield: The Last Town in Milwaukee County (approx. 1.6 miles away); Janesville Plank Road (approx. 1.7 miles away); St. Mary’s Church and Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Turn of the Century Business District (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greendale.
 
Also see . . .  The History of Greendale, Wisconsin. Greendale, Wisconsin had its beginnings in 1936, when the United States Department of Agriculture began construction of three new communities known as the Greenbelt towns. In addition to Greendale, Wisconsin, the other two towns are Greenbelt, Maryland and Greenhills, Ohio. (Submitted on July 21, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.) 
 
Broad Street image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 9, 2010
3. Broad Street
Looking south down Broad Street, Main Street of Greendale
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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