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

Students outside the body shop

Ideal Body Shop

502 South Park Street

Car on a hydraulic liftAt Ideal Body Shop I learned a lot,
How it started out as a blacksmith shop,
With wooden sidewalks and a real dirt road,
They fixed buggies that people rode.
They made a new building and started fixing cars,
They're a really good business and deserve some stars.
–Sam R.

Mr. Joe Dottl founded the Ideal Body Shop during the 1800s. The shop started as a blacksmith, then it fixed wagons, and now it repairs cars.
–TristanSherrif's car in the body shop

To work on a car he has to hook up an air power tool because the hydraulics are all run by air power.

At Ideal, we saw a Sheriff's car that had hit a deer the night before and was in the Body Shop for a mirror fix-up along with a front bumper repair. In the Body Shop most of the tools are air powered but some of them Student inside a car at the body shopare hand tools like hammers and some are gas/electric powered also.

The Ideal Body Shop has a separate room to paint cars with. There is air coming down from the ceiling, so the paint goes down into a vent in the floor instead of sticking to everything.

Ideal Body Shop signs

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