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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.
Photographed By Paul F, July 9, 2010
1. Village of Greendale Marker
Inscription.  Greendale was one of three Greenbelt towns constructed by the Federal Government during the 1930s. 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 1930s. 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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1952.
 
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. Located 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
Village of Greendale Village Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, July 9, 2010
2. Village of Greendale Village Hall
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are within walking distance of this marker. Greendale's 'Backward Houses' (within shouting distance of this marker); A "Greenbelt Community" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Historic Two-Story Building Was Built In 1938 (about 300 feet away); An Ideal Location (about 300 feet away); Eleanor's Visit (about 300 feet away); Built by Thousands (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named An Ideal Location (about 400 feet away); Greendale Was Roosevelt's Idea (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greendale.
 
Also see . . .
1. 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.) 

2. Wisconsin SP Greendale Historic District. National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form, an extensive 124-page description of the Greendale Historic District. (Submitted on September 30, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Broad Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, July 9, 2010
3. Broad Street
Looking south down Broad Street, Main Street of Greendale
Greendale Administration Building in 1939 image. Click for full size.
John Vachon (Library of Congress LC-USF33- 001526-M2), September 1939
4. Greendale Administration Building in 1939
National Register of Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 4, 2021
5. National Register of Historic Places Plaque
Plaque on left pillar at the intersection of Northway and Broad Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 891 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   4, 5. submitted on September 30, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 23, 2022