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 Post subject: Barns in Greendale
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:29 am 
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Does anybody know of any barns that are still surviving in Greendale (aside from Trimborn)? Just curious if any are still around.
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I'm stumped. No cows either.


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The only others I can think of are.....
1. Whitnal park just west of Glenwood and 92nd street. But I think thats technically Hales Corners.
2. The old Parkway Stables on 92nd just south of the Parkway. But that might be Franklin. And its really not a barn the original barn was taken down years ago. But you could call the stables a barn if you wanted to stretch the definition of a barn.
3. There is a house on 92nd street just north of Glenwood that has a barn in the back yard. They used to keep a plane in there.

You can tell which neighborhood I grew up in.......

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The only others I can think of are.....
1. Whitnal park just west of Glenwood and 92nd street. But I think thats technically Hales Corners.

Yup, doesn't count.
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2. The old Parkway Stables on 92nd just south of the Parkway. But that might be Franklin. And its really not a barn the original barn was taken down years ago. But you could call the stables a barn if you wanted to stretch the definition of a barn.

Have to take a look at that one. Prefer original barns.
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3. There is a house on 92nd street just north of Glenwood that has a barn in the back yard. They used to keep a plane in there.

Hmmm, would that make it a hanger or a barn stormer? Sorry, couldn't resist. :D

What got me thinking about this is driving from New Berlin to Greendale on Grange I pass a number of barns. But that number is shrinking.

The big red barn at 124th and Grange was restored with grant a few years ago. It was a Sears kit barn, I believe. There's another smaller barn next to it which needs some help. Was in it once - has hand-hewn beams.
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You can tell which neighborhood I grew up in.......

Um, the south side? :lol:
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Yes the south side, but more specifically the G section.

Your right they really are coming down fast.
I am looking for an old barn door for my house.
Would like to divide rooms with an old door.

The look is priceless.

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The ones I can think of (not sure if they're both Greendale):

68th & Loomis - just south/west of the parkway
108th & Rawson - just inside the golf course


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 Post subject: Re: Barns in Greendale
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This is an old post...but I can offer up some additional information that might be of some interest. Parkway Stables are, in fact, in Greendale. My great-grandparents, Emery & Vera Williams, began renting it from the US Government sometime in the early-to-mid 1940s. When the Village was sold off...they purchased it and continued to operate it through 1960 at which point they sold it and bought an original on Dale Lane. My grand-parents owned the farmhouse just down 92nd Street from Parkway. They bought it in the early 1950's and lived there until they built a house on Catalpa in 1960. My mom spent her first 7-8 years living in that old farmhouse!

My great-uncle owned a farm that was at one time located directly where the Greendale Community Center is now located. Another great-uncle owned a farm that was located near 51st and College. Those farms are obviously LONG gone...but my dad (who is 62) vividly remembers them so they must have been there into the late 1950s (if not longer).

Another note of interest is the farmhouse that is "hidden" off of 76th Street just south of Grange.

Other than Trimborn...there is the old youth hostel on Loomis just past Root River. Those are the only two that I know of off hand and I know pretty much every square inch of this community!


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