East Side History Madison’s Blog

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

Spring 2014 Meeting Schedule

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on December 28, 2013

While we take a winter pause in East Side History Club meetings, why not go through your attic and closets for memorabilia that brings back memories of Madison’s East Side? You might have treasures worth sharing with your past and current East Side neighbors!

Next meeting:

February 15: Wisconsin Foundry & Machine Co. 

The East Side History Club will team with the Dane County Historical Society to discuss the Wisconsin Foundry & Machine Company, which was located at 613-629 East Main Street from 1910 until 1993. Similar to the Kupfer Ironworks and Madison-Kipp factories further to the east, the foundry designed, built and installed crushing, elevating, screening, conveying and road-building equipment. Other lines included auto repair, custom decorative metalwork and specialty foundry castings. This meeting will include a roundtable discussion with some of the men who were employed there; please contact Sarah White at 608-347-7329 if you or someone you know should be invited to participate. The Dane County Historical Society’s collection of Wisconsin Foundry photos and company papers will be on display.

March 15: TENTATIVE: Banking in Schenk’s Corners

April 12: TENTATIVE: Industrial League Softball

All programs are planned to meet at the Goodman Community Center, 2-4pm.


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