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Archive for December, 2017

February 17, 2018: History Club Examines Jenifer Street Businesses

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on December 31, 2017

The East Side History Club will meet to discuss the Jenifer-Division streets commercial district.

Do you remember these businesses?

  • Hi-Lo Market (now Jenifer Street Market)
  • Community Laundry
  • U-Select-It vending machines (made by the Coan Manufacturing Co.)
  • Capital Plating and Machine / Water softener Company (now the site of a new apartment building?)

Ann Waidelich and Don Ross will lead a conversation about these and other businesses and homes in the area.

The East Side History Club meets Saturday, February 17, 1-3 p.m., Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street. The Club continues to look for co-leaders and new group partners to carry the club forward. Please join us at the February meeting and share your ideas or suggestions.



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Give the gift of history!

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on December 20, 2017

The East Side’s most coveted local history book, full of memories of the Schenk’s-Atwood, Union Corners, and Eken Park neighborhoods, is the perfect holiday giftPurchases of An East Side Album support the Goodman Community Center, so your gift gives even more joy.

An East Side Album may be purchased in-person at the Goodman Community Center front desk for $20. ($15 if you contributed to the book, the front desk has a list.) Copies are also available to purchase at Stone Fence (2322 Atwood Avenue) and the Olbrich Gardens Gift Shop for $24.95. 

Mail order copies are available for $20 + $5 to ship the first copy, $6 to ship 25 books (ordered at the same time.) Send check (made out to the Goodman Community Center) to 149 Waubesa Street, Madison, WI 53704.

Thanks for your continued support of An East Side Album. Happy holidays!

Is the book perfect? Not quite–every local history is a work in progress, because new information is always coming to light. Click here for the corrections list–you can download a copy or ask that it be included in your purchase of An East Side Album.

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“An East Side Album”–always a work in progress

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on December 10, 2017

After we published the first edition of An East Side Album in 2007, we heard many compliments and a few corrections and omissions, too. In fact, we learned we’d overlooked a whole neighborhood that felt part of the old East Side–Eken Park, which has its own rich architectural and social history. A new chapter fills that gap in the revised East Side Album, 2nd Edition, now available at the Goodman Community Center, Olbrich Gardens gift shop, and Stone Fence shop on Atwood Avenue.

And of course, after publication of the second edition, we’ve heard about a few corrections. When you purchase a copy at one of the outlets mentioned, it should include a half-sheet like this one.

If you already have your copy of the book, feel free to print this out and tuck it inside! And if you notice any additional corrections, please call Ann Waidelich at 249-7920 or email annwaid@charter.net.

We’re all grateful to the Goodman Community Center for publishing our “community family album”!

  • Sarah White and Ann Waidelich

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