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

Upcoming Events: Garver Plat Update, Dean House Holiday Open House

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on December 1, 2013

Don’t miss these opportunities to see your East Side neighbors, celebrate our past and contribute to how our future unfolds. 

South facade of the Garver Feed Mill  in 2011

South facade of the Garver Feed Mill in 2011

Community Visioning Meeting for the North Plat at Garver 

Who: Hosted by the SASY Neighborhoood Association

When: December 7th, 10am – Noon:

 Where: Lakeview Moravian Community church, 3565 Tulane Avenue

moravian church map

What: Give input on the shaping of the future of this unique piece of East Side history. Parker Jones, a student in the UW Landscape Architecture program, is working with SASY-NA to create community-based plans for the North Plat as his senior thesis. He will facilitate a discussion of three conceptual plans and varieties of possible uses for the North Plat. 

Historic Dean House, 4718 Monona Drive

Historic Dean House, 4718 Monona Drive

Dean House Christmas Open House

Who: Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society

When: December 8th, 1-4 pm

Where: Dean House, 4718 Monona Drive 

What: Enjoy tours of Dean House, refreshments, and sociable conversation. Quinn Leonard and his Solstice Brass musical group will bring “Warm Sounds for a Cold Season” to the Dean House. Santa will be in his cutter (lovingly restored by our own Gary Hess) on the Back Porch to welcome visitors. The House will be decorated and hot cider and cookies will be served.

The Dean House, 4718 Monona Dr., was built in 1856 by Nathaniel & Harriet Dean.  It became the club house for the Monona Golf Course in the 1920s and was going to be torn down when the new clubhouse was built.  The Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society organized in 1973 to save the Dean House and spent many months bringing the house back to the Victorian farmhouse look it originally had.

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