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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Bernie's Beach

 
 
Bernie's Beach Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 2, 2011
1. Bernie's Beach Marker
Inscription.  Bernie Holtman Park, commonly known as Bernie's Beach, was dedicated in 1981. It was previously known as South Shore Beach and, before that, Gilson Street Beach. From 1945 until his death in 1980, Bernard Julius Holtman was the owner of Bernie's Grocery, located a few blocks away. A popular place for children to stop on their way to the beach, the store was also the information hub of the neighborhood. Holtman was active in the South Side Men's Club, as a long-time member, Treasurer, and President.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1981.
 
Location. 43° 3.417′ N, 89° 23.36′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Gilson Street and South Shore Drive, on the right when traveling north on Gilson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 Gilson Street, Madison WI 53715, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eggiman House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brittingham Boat House (approx. half a mile away); American Tobacco Co. Warehouses
Bernie's Beach Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 2, 2011
2. Bernie's Beach Marker
The marker is in the middle of the beach house in this photo. The Capitol is visible to the left of the beach house across Monona Bay.
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Heritage of the Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Nolen Causeway (approx. 0.7 miles away); Monona Lake Assembly Normal Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Greenbush (approx. ¾ mile away); James Doris Farmhouse (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Related Bernie's Beach Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 2, 2011
3. Related Bernie's Beach Marker
Closeup of Related Bernie's Beach Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 2, 2011
4. Closeup of Related Bernie's Beach Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 3, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.

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