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

Archive for March, 2015

April 18 meeting: Monks in our Midst!

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on March 30, 2015

The Frank J. Allis house, known as San Damiano, in 1996

The Frank J. Allis house, known as San Damiano, in 1996

For our April meeting, the East Side History Club presents:

Monks in our Midst! History & Future of Frank Allis House/San Damiano

Saturday April 18, note: 2–4 pm

Meet at Pinney Branch Library, 204 Cottage Grove Road

$2 suggested donation

Ann Waidelich will discuss the Frank W. Allis House, now known as San Damiano, on Monona Drive. Constructed in 1888, it was given to the Norbertine Fathers in 1928 for use as a novitiate. The fate of the property is uncertain.

aerial view of the property

aerial view of the property

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Contribute your story to local history! Here’s how.

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on March 21, 2015

Submit your stories and images to be considered for inclusion in a revised, expanded second edition of An East Side Album!

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The East Side History Club focuses on collecting “home-made” history—the informal photographs and domestic anecdotes that reveal a side of history rarely preserved in “official” city history.

We produced An East Side Album for the Grand Opening of the Goodman Community Center in September 2008. In just a few years the entire print run sold out. Due to popular demand, we are now hard at work on a revised, expanded edition. If it happened on the piece of land bounded by the Yahara River, Lake Monona, Highway 30, and Packers’ Avenue, we’re interested in it.

YOU have this history in your closets and attics. Share it! See guidelines here.

 

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