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Greenbush Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Approximate address 837 West Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703
  • Presented By: Madison Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Dates: 6/6/2024, 6/27/2024, 7/27/2024, 8/24/2024
  • Location: At the corner of West Washington Avenue and South Park Street, across West Washington from the historical marker and next to the turnaround at the end of Shore Drive.
  • Phone: (608) 441-8864
  • Time: Thursday Tours at 6:00 P.M., Saturday Tours at 10:00 A.M.
  • Price: Adults $15, Students $5, Free for Madison Trust Members Tickets must be purchased online in advance Ticket sales close 24 hours prior to each tour
OVERVIEW

GREENBUSH NEIGHBORHOOD: Spaghetti Joints, Synagogues and Urban Renewal [NEW TOUR]

Mainstream Madison thought of the historic Greenbush neighborhood as spaghetti restaurants, Prohibition speakeasies and organized crime in a blighted neighborhood. Residents of the neighborhood, on the other hand, remember it as a warm home where neighbors looked out for neighbors, be they German, Italian, or Russian Jewish immigrants, or African Americans who came in the Great American Migration.  Urban renewal efforts in the 1960s tore the heart out of the neighborhood, but many traces remain, and the descendants of the original residents keep memories alive.

Meet: At the corner of West Washington Avenue and South Park Street, across West Washington from the historical marker and next to the turnaround at the end of Shore Drive.

Length: Approximately 2 hours

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