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October 16th meeting 2-4pm, at the Goodman Center

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on October 13, 2010

Remembering the Other East Side


Joan Phelan and Ann Waidelich will lead a discussion of the“Other East Side” — the Union Corners, North Street and Commercial Avenue businesses and neighborhoods. We’ll touch on Emerson School, the Gierstenbrei, Worth, Sachs and Eken families (among others), and the North Gardens and Eken Park “subdivisions.”

Bring your memories and invite your friends to share what life was like on the other side of East Washington Avenue.

We’ll meet at the Goodman Community Center,  149 Waubesa Street, Saturday October 16th  2–4 pm. $2 donation welcome.

Photos courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Check out their archives for more East Side scenes!



2 Responses to “October 16th meeting 2-4pm, at the Goodman Center”

  1. Karl Johnson said


    I missed the “Remembering the other East Side” discussion and was wondering if there was a formal presentation with power points etc. that I might be able to access. We live in the Eken Park neighborhood and it sounded like it would be a very interesting discussion.



  2. eastsidehistorymadison said

    Hi Karl,
    There wasn’t a formal presentation but Joan Phelan did write up notes which I will be posting to this blog soon. I can send you the full text if you provide an email address.
    -Sarah White

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