A collaborative community project featuring the neighborhood immediately south of the University of Wisconsin and the State Capitol.
Discover the historic Blooming Grove area, now incorporated into Madison and Monona.
A project of the UW-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication and its Center for Communication and Democracy. "The Madison Commons [is] a website designed to provide news and information about all of Madison's neighborhoods and a crossroads for the discussion of community issues."
Beginning in early 2008, the City embarked on a process to create a plan for the future of downtown. This site is devoted to providing current information on the project and process, including: upcoming meetings, results of previous meetings, background information, maps, data, and other resources. It also provides information on the multiple opportunities to become involved in this important and exciting endeavor.
Taken from Wisconsin Historical Society's Odd Wisconsin Archive: Origins of Madison Street Names, this site includes brief information on the persons after whom James Doty named Madison streets.
This site links to neighborhood organizations, neighborhood maps, business directories, and neighborhood organization web sites.
By Burr Angle, Dolores Kester, and Ann Waidelich pt. I. The origins of some northside Madison, Wisconsin street names -- pt. II. The origins of some northside Madison, Wisconsin street names : more street name facts -- pt. III. The origins of some northside Madison, Wisconsin street names : the airport and Truax field -- pt. IV. The origins of some northside Madison, Wisconsin street names : sketches of some northside developers -- pt. V. The origins of some eastside Madison, Wisconsin...
In 2003-2004, the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures coordinated a four day walking tour along the Park Street Corridor with a 4th/5th grade class at Randall School.
David Giffey's collection of stories from the residents of the South Madison neighborhood.
Taking a self-guided historic walking tour is a great way to learn about Madison, its history and its people.