Park Street Cultural Tour

Home on Park Street
Four Days in the Corridor
Experiencing Community
What the Kids Said

Day One
Chadbourne College
Sadie Pearson & Richard Davis
Trinity Church
Ideal Body Shop
Park Street Shoe Repair
Yee's Laundry
La Movida
Mercado Marimar
Bram's Addition

Day Two
Early Childhood Center
Yue-Wah Oriental Foods
Boys & Girls Club
Style & Grace Salon
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Romnes Apartments
Yasmin's Halal Meat Market
Miracle's Home
Neighborhood House
Italian Workmen's Club
Family Potluck

Day Three
Meriter Hospital
Bayview Mural
Bocce Ball
Beth Israel Synagogue
Wisconsin Union Hoofers
Mexico Lindo
Fishing Along Wingra Creek

Day Four
AFL-CIO (Labor Temple)
Eugene Parks
Quality Ace Hardware
Oriental Shop
Lakeside Fibers
Chicken Underground
Family Daycare
Tropical Fish World
Quann Community Gardens
Multicultural Center

Street Scenes 1
Street Scenes 2
Park Street Delights 1
Park Street Delights 2

Dane County Cultural Tour
Hmong Cultural Tour

What the Kids Said

On May 26, 2004, the grown-ups who helped organize our year-long project came in to ask students about their experience of studying Park Street. Here's some of what they said . . .

Students entering ChadbourneMax: "I saw things I hadn't noticed before."

Sara: "Going on a cultural tour encourages you to ask questions."

Nikki: "You look for things when you're taking notes."

Mariah: "I started to blend my neighborhood with the Park Street neighborhood. . . . Looking at one street as cultural makes me see all streets as cultural."

Taking notes at Tropical Fish WorldTristan: "I learned a lot of culture."

Rosemary: "Park Street should get more respect-—it's not just the bad side of town."

Miracle: "We need to see Park Street for what is deeply inside."

Izzy: "It's a rich cultural area, seriously diverse. Before we went on this tour, Park Street was a black box of secrets. But after the cultural tour, I felt like a detective who just solved the mystery."

Teddy: "I wanted the tour to continue. I wondered, 'Why are we leaving?'"

Alexandra: "I felt like a whole new world had opened up for me."

A dancer shows off her colorful dress

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