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By and for the East Side History Club, a project of the Goodman Community Center

Last chance to buy “An East Side Album”!

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on August 16, 2011

The Goodman Community Center is down to its last box of copies of An East Side Album: A Community Remembers.

Published by the Goodman Community Center in Fall 2008, An East Side Album  commemorates the opening of the Goodman Community Center, formerly the Atwood Community Center, in the renovated Kupfer Iron Works building.

This unique collection of photos, stories, and recipes ties past to present on Madison’s East Side. It is a record of life in Madison’s first suburban development during the 20th century, a period of tremendous growth. As such, it reflects the boom years of Madison’s industrialism and the remarkable East Side pride it generated.

An East Side Album is the result of contributions from over 100 area residents past and present, solicited by the East Side History Club. We focused on collecting “home-made history”—the informal photographs and domestic anecdotes that reveal a side of history rarely preserved in “official” city history.

The book consists of 160 pages and 400+ photos and costs $20 if purchased at the Goodman Center. Absolutely Art on Atwood Avenue also carries the book (retail $24.95) and will ship mail orders for buyers.

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