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

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Romnes Apartments

540 West Olin Avenue

At Romnes, we first split up into small groups, and talked to other people that lived at Romnes. We talked with Mary and Beth. They have both lived there for seven years.
Mary was born in Pennsylvania. Her mother passed away in 1973. When that happened, she moved to Madison, and met her husband.
At Romnes, people do all kinds of crafts, and play games. When she moved there, she felt safe. Now there are security officers walking up and down the halls every night.
Where Romnes is, there used to be a big hill. If the circus came, they would set up there. In the winter, kids would slide down the hill.

Romnes is a two-story, one-quarter of a mile-long building that is shaped like a horseshoe so it only takes up one square block.
One person lives in a multi-room apartment with the option of patio or a balcony (depending on what floor you are on).

Long, winding hallways
Different rooms,
And small.

I looked at it
I see it.


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