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An East Side Album

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An East Side Album: A Community Remembers available now!

By The East Side History Club

Published by the Goodman Community Center

This unique collection of photos and stories tie past to present on Madison's east side. The revised edition, 162 pages, expands on the first with lots of new material about life on the east side in the last century.

"If you want to know what the good old days were like on Madison's east side, read this book. It's full of mirth, memories, and great graphics." — David Mollenhoff, local historian


Read about...

  • Where we gathered (our taverns, bowling alleys, restaurants and social clubs)
  • Where we learned
  • Where we worshipped
  • How we raised our families
  • The other east side (Ekin Park and Oscar Mayer area
  • Life through a child's eyes
  • Who we knew
  • Where we obtained our goods and services
  • Where we worked

Created by the East Side History Club, written, researched and edited by Sarah White and Ann Waidelich, and published by the Goodman Community Center, all sales benefit the Goodman Community Center.

Purchase your copy locally at Olbrich Botanical Gardens Gift Shop, Rotunda Cafe at Schenks Corners or Ace Hardware on Williamson Street, $21.15 includes sales tax.

To have a copy mailed to you, email Ann Waidelich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. $24.15 includes shipping and sales tax.