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A Greenbelt Town

Read about how the suburban community of Greendale, Wisconsin, was engineered and view photographs documenting its development.

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Description: There were several businesses in Greendale, including a Co-op grocery store, variety store, post office, movie theater and a doctor and dentist office. The...

Date: 1964 

Description: This map shows various zoning section and includes labeled streets, parks, and cemeteries. The upper left corner contains a legend of land use.

Date: 1939-03-21 ca.

Description: Elevated winter scene with a man operating a tractor in the Greendale, Wisconsin, neighborhood clearing the sidewalks of snow.

Date: 1940 

Description: Two men operate an International I-14 tractor and a beam sprayer. One man sits on the tractor while the other stands and operates the sprayer.

Photograph

Curtin House

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Rear view of the Jeremiah Curtin house at 8685 West Grange Avenue showing the kitchen lean-to. This stone and stucco residence was erected in 1835. It has...

Photograph

Curtin House

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: View of the Jeremiah Curtin house located at 8685 West Grange Avenue. This stone and stucco residence was erected in 1835. It has been recognized as the b...

Date: 1939-01-03 

Description: A man empties a garbage can into the back of an International D-300 truck parked in a residential neighborhood near houses.

Photograph

New Construction

Date: 1941 

Description: Two houses and a large lawn.

Map or Atlas

Greendale, Wisconsin

Date: 1938 

Description: This map shows buildings, lots, parks, schools, pumping stations, sites reserved for churches, and water towers.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Elevated view over trees of village. In the background is a water tower on a hill with trees.

Photograph

Snowplow

Date: 1947 

Description: International snowplow.

Date: 1937-03-03 

Description: A pencil drawing of a proposed area of the planned community of Greendale, Wisconsin. The community was established as an objective of the Department of Ag...

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