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Subject:
Neighborhoods -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Architecture, Domestic -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Goosetown (La Crosse, Wis.)
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Creator:
Baudhuin, Jason
Description:
Student paper-University of Wisconsin -- La Crosse, 1991.; "For Historiography 395...December 16, 1991"; Cover title.; Also available online.; Advisor: C. Lee; Includes bibliographical references.; At head of title: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
The Goosetown neighborhood covered the formerly residential area that was bounded on the north by the La Crosse River marsh; west by 12th Street North, the former interstate fairgrounds (Harring Field and Memorial Stadium to the east. The southern border is in dispute, ranging from the north side of Vine Street all the way to the north side of Main Street.
Author:
La Crosse Public Library Archives
Creator:
La Crosse Public Library Archives
Description:
Discover the history and architecture of La Crosse through the guided tours in this online resource. Experience the development, beauty, and changing architectural styles of La Crosse from the boomtown riverboat days through the present. Learn about La Crosse's past - about the people and their stories. Interested in seeing this architecture in person? Use the resources on the website to create your own self-guided tour, or join the La Crosse Public Library Archives in the spring and fall of each year during our historic walking tour events.
Author:
La Crosse Public Library
Creator:
La Crosse Tribune
Description:
Newspaper articles related to public school boundaries in La Crosse, Wisconsin, from 1949-2003. Changes in school boundaries have often sparked controversy among parents of school-aged children. Follow the changes since 1949, read about the beginning of the neighborhood school concept in 1971, the 1979 controversy of redrawing the line for high school attendance in the district, the progressive socio-economic balancing goals in 1991-1992, and the need again in 2002 to provide socio-economic balance and diversity among the elementary population.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Flottmeyer, Albert E. -- Interviews
Housing developers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Neighborhoods -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
United States -- History -- 1945-1953
United States -- History -- 1953-1961
Description:
00:00:15 -- La Crosse, WI
00:00:50 -- Childbirth at Home
00:02:20 -- Changes in La Crosse
00:02:27 -- Entrance into Military, 1945
00:02:35 -- Changes after Military service 1945 and 1948
00:03:04 -- North Side Neighborhood of La Crosse
00:05:25 -- Development of apartments
00:06:37 -- Family structure changes
00:06:57 -- Ethnic neighborhood
00:07:16 -- 1940s' playgrounds
00:08:40 -- Gardens and Porches
00:09:27 -- Food Cellars
00:09:48 -- German ethnic neighborhoods
00:10:46 -- Canning seasonal food
00:11:49 -- Railroad Industry
00:12:22 -- Family car
00:13:07 -- Walking to school
00:14:01 -- Home Design
00:14:47 -- Home heating of 1940s
00:16:05 -- Wood Stoves
00:16:38 -- Family land
00:17:25 -- Children's games
00:19:02 -- WWII draft
00:19:38 -- Volunteer into war
00:19:52 -- Compensation for service
00:20:35 -- La Crosse growth 1940-1960
00:20:46 -- La Crosse Topography change
00:21:48 -- Excavation of bluffs
00:23:54 -- Winter Gardens Dance Hall
00:24:20 -- Horse race track
00:25:06 -- Losey Boulevard
00:26:30 -- Salzer's Field
00:26:45 -- Airplane traffic
00:28:46 -- Housing development, South and East La Crosse
00:30:20 -- House construction style
00:31:45 -- Onalaska Mortgage payments
00:32:20 -- Housing Development, end of WWII
00:34:18 -- Advances in the home
00:37:04 -- Television in the home
00:38:24 -- Home exterior of 1950s
00:40:44 -- Home size
00:41:59 -- Baby Boom Home buyers
00:42:36 -- Park developments in neighborhoods
00:45:22 -- Downtown development
00:48:23 -- Increase car usage
00:48:42 -- Bus system
00:50:58 -- Housing development, Bluffs restriction
00:51:30 -- Housing development, economic restriction
00:55:45 -- La Crosse growth potential
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Feinberg, Gordon H. -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Businesspeople -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Central business districts -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
United States -- History -- 1945-1953
United States -- History -- 1953-1961
Description:
00:00:09 -- Birth, 1915, La Crosse, Wisconsin
00:00:54 -- Family background
00:02:38 -- Employment, 1945
00:04:56 -- Business entrepreneurship, Sanitary Supply Company
00:10:41 -- Businesses downtown La Crosse, c. 1945-1960s
00:29:45 -- Delivery day, Front Street
00:35:24 -- Building construction, relocation, downtown La Crosse
00:52:12 -- Opinion on drastic change in La Crosse
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Hackner, Robert B. -- Interviews
Architects and housing developers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Public housing -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
United States -- History -- 1945-1953
United States -- History -- 1953-1961
Description:
00.01.14 -- Living near La Crosse, 1930s and 1940s
00.01.57 -- College, Notre Dame
00.02.50 -- Architecture apprenticeship, Muar, Schubert, and Sorensen
00.04.34 -- Building residence halls, University of Wisconsin system
00.05.20 -- Muar, Schubert, and Sorensen buildings
00.05.47 -- Open own firm, 1953
00.06.50 -- Building in La Crosse, 1960s
00.07.45 -- Building La Crosse County Courthouse, 1965
00.08.50 -- Public housing project, 1957
00.11.17 -- Draining La Crosse swamp
00.12.09 -- Public housing attitudes, 1957
00.13.55 -- Schuh public housing innovation
00.18.26 -- Federal Public Housing Administration rules and restrictions
00.20.43 -- Other major projects done by Hackner Schroeder Architects
00.21.32 -- Residential buildings, 1950s
00.24.13 -- Twin Cities architects in La Crosse, 1950s.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Rynning, Rolf -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Families -- Wisconsin
Work -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Mr. Rynning discusses the following topics: Personal history, 1900s -- Family Norwegian ancestry, Direct decent of Bishop Bech crowning Norwegian King 1818 -- Immigration from Norway, 1870s -- Surname spelling and pronunciation change -- Father’s immigration, 1876, civil engineering degree from Sweden -- Father’s job at Holway Lumber, La Crosse, Wisconsin -- Rynning and Pedrson Clothing store, 727 Rose Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin -- Father’s position Exchange State Bank, La Crosse, Wisconsin 1892 -- Father’s death, Dr. Adolf Gundersen performed surgery, 1895 -- Statement to La Crosse paper, Allegations against Gundersen for malpractice 1895 -- Brother’s civil engineer degree, University of Wisconsin-Madison, accident in St. Louis, death in 1909 -- Attempt to deferral from draft, World War One (195-1918) -- Drafted into World War One (1915-1918): July 8, 1918, Promotion to Sargent: September 15, 1918 -- Left position at Exchange State Bank, 1920, reasoning due to hiring cheap labor after WWI -- W.A. Roosevelt Company, employment, 1920-1953 -- Father’s memories of La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1880s to 1890s -- Ballard Drug Store, 3rd and Pearl Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin -- Maternal immigration, Norway, 1870s -- Father’s education, language; German, French, English, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish -- Holway Lumber Mill, St. Cloud Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin -- Union National Bank, Main and 4th Streets, La Crosse, Wisconsin -- Making currency exchange, transporting $10,000 through town, carried gun for insurance -- Union National Bank, staff picture, 1911 -- North side neighborhood living, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1922 -- Black River, swimming with neighborhood kids, 1910s.
00:00:40—Personal history, 1900s
00:01:10—Family Norwegian ancestry, Direct decent of Bishop Bech crowning Norwegian King 1818
00:02:00—Immigration from Norway, 1870s
00:03:00—Surname spelling and pronunciation change
00:04:20—Father’s immigration, 1876, civil engineering degree from Sweden
00:05:40—Father’s job at Holway Lumber, La Crosse, Wisconsin
00:05:55—Rynning and Pedrson Clothing store, 727 Rose Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin
00:06:20—Father’s position Exchange State Bank, La Crosse, Wisconsin 1892
00:06:50—Father’s death, Dr. Adolf Gundersen performed surgery, 1895
00:14:45—Statement to La Crosse paper, Allegations against Gundersen for malpractice 1895
00:17:30—Brother’s civil engineer degree, University of Wisconsin-Madison, accident in St. Louis, death in 1909
00:19:20—Attempt to deferral from draft, World War One (195-1918)
00:20:00—Drafted into World War One (1915-1918): July 8, 1918, Promotion to Sargent: September 15, 1918
00:21:50—Left position at Exchange State Bank, 1920, reasoning due to hiring cheap labor after WWI
00:22:00—W.A. Roosevelt Company, employment, 1920-1953
00:27:30—Father’s memories of La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1880s to 1890s
00:27:58—Ballard Drug Store, 3rd and Pearl Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin
00:31:00—Maternal immigration, Norway, 1870s
00:32:10—Father’s education, language; German, French, English, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish
00:35:00—Holway Lumber Mill, St. Cloud Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin
00:39:30—Union National Bank, Main and 4th Streets, La Crosse, Wisconsin
00:47:30—Making currency exchange, transporting $10,000 through town, carried gun for insurance
00:54:25—Union National Bank, staff picture, 1911
00:57:35—North side neighborhood living, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1922
00:59:20—Black River, swimming with neighborhood kids, 1910s
Tape 1 of 4.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Rynning, Rolf -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Families -- Wisconsin
Work -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Mr. Rynning discusses the following topics: Walking through marsh from North Side Neighborhood, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1910s -- Newspaper route, working during childhood, 1910s -- Lumber yards, collection for wood burning stove -- House chores, 1910s -- Mother’s experience raising five kids, after husband’s passing -- Holiday traditions; Christmas trees, church service, and gifts, 1910s -- Home remedies for illness, cough medicine and lard rub, 1910s -- Hand-made products by mother; clothing, bread, desserts, canning, butter -- Gangs, division between North side and South side, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1900s -- Elementary school, Fourth, Fifth, and Tenth ward schools, relationship with principals -- La Crosse High School, received recommendation to attend, 1900s -- Fire destroys Pomoroy theater, McMullan theater, Lincore building, 4th and Main streets, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1904 -- City Hall building sold in 1889 to Rynning family, $17,000, 4th and Main street, La Crosse, Wisconsin -- High school jobs; Telephone company, Ice cream and Butter company, 1910s -- Work after High School, Union National Bank -- Siblings’ education, brother’s civil engineering education from UW-Madison, sisters attend La Crosse Normal school -- Houses of ill-fame (prostitution), 2nd street, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1907 -- Union National Bank salaries and recreation opportunities, 1920s -- Grandfather’s bluff (present-day Grandad’s bluff) and Grandmother’s bluff (present-day Hedgehog bluff), hiking activities, 1860s -- New Mysters park, 1900s -- Cemeteries of La Crosse, Wisconsin; Catholic, Jewish, and Lutheran -- World War One (1914-1918) promotion, army sergeant -- Army company war enthusiasm, 1918 -- Spanish Influenza, suffering in army camps, 1918 -- Anti-German sentiments, change of Berlin Street to Liberty Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin -- Buying War Bonds, banks selling War Bonds for war effort -- Racial divide in army company, 1918 -- Recreation in army service, 1918.
00:00:10—Walking through marsh from North Side Neighborhood, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1910s
00:01:25—Newspaper route, working during childhood, 1910s
00:03:15—Lumber yards, collection for wood burning stove
00:06:00—House chores, 1910s
00:06:35—Mother’s experience raising five kids, after husband’s passing
00:08:00—Holiday traditions; Christmas trees, church service, and gifts, 1910s
00:09:45—Home remedies for illness, cough medicine and lard rub, 1910s
00:12:10—Hand-made products by mother; clothing, bread, desserts, canning, butter
00:15:40—Gangs, division between North side and South side, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1900s
00:16:45—Elementary school, Fourth, Fifth, and Tenth ward schools, relationship with principals
00:20:10—La Crosse High School, received recommendation to attend, 1900s
00:23:55—Fire destroys Pomoroy theater, McMullan theater, Lincore building, 4th and Main streets, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1904
00:24:50—City Hall building sold in 1889 to Rynning family, $17,000, 4th and Main street, La Crosse, Wisconsin
00:27:00—High school jobs; Telephone company, Ice cream and Butter company, 1910s
00:29:20—Work after High School, Union National Bank
00:30:20—Siblings’ education, brother’s civil engineering education from UW-Madison, sisters attend La Crosse Normal school
00:32:10—Houses of ill-fame (prostitution), 2nd street, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1907
00:36:45—Union National Bank salaries and recreation opportunities, 1920s
00:38:00—Grandfather’s bluff (present-day Grandad’s bluff) and Grandmother’s bluff (present-day Hedgehog bluff), hiking activities, 1860s
00:42:30—New Mysters park, 1900s
00:48:05—Cemeteries of La Crosse, Wisconsin; Catholic, Jewish, and Lutheran
00:51:00—World War One (1914-1918) promotion, army sergeant
00:53:55—Army company war enthusiasm, 1918
00:54:30—Spanish Influenza, suffering in army camps, 1918
00:56:40—Anti-German sentiments, change of Berlin Street to Liberty Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin
00:57:45—Buying War Bonds, banks selling War Bonds for war effort
00:58:25—Racial divide in army company, 1918
00:59:10—Recreation in army service, 1918
Tape 2 of 4.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Students -- Research -- Periodicals
College students -- Research -- United States -- Periodicals
Journals
History
Creator:
Johnson, Gena
Description:
The focus of this project is an examination of a house eligible to be recognized on the National Register of Historic Places, located at 1328 State Street in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The project discusses Victorian architecture as applied to family homes in La Crosse. This study pays further attention to the style of architecture known as the Queen Anne as it is seen at the house at 1328 State. This subject also includes the genealogy of the historic structure and examinations of its changes in architecture as a result of changes in the social conditions of La Crosse. Included in the genealogy is an examination of the residents of the house, starting with the Schilling family and leading to the current occupancy of the house by a UW-La Crosse sorority, Alpha Xi Delta.
Published as part of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume 5 (2002)
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
Neighborhoods -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse Region
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse Region
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Creator:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse public history class
Description:
In September of 2003, UW-La Crosse history professor Charles "Chuck" Lee, approached the Washburn Neighborhood Association, offering to work on a project for the association. As a result of that offer, Professor Lee's Public History class was tasked with preparing historic sites nominations, developing a walking tour of the neighborhood, and conducting neighborhood oral history interviews.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
Neighborhoods -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Creator:
Boesel, Terri
Description:
The Powell-Hood Park-Hamilton Neighborhood Steering Committee's plans for revitalizing their neighborhood, while focusing on major physical issues like housing and facilities, include history. Recognizing that the present and the past are closely associated in vibrant communities, the steering committee called for a greater awareness of neighborhood history. In the fall of 1998, Professor Charles Lee of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department of History, proposed the idea of compiling a neighborhood history to our public history class. Early in the school year we met with two of the steering committee members, Sandy Herold and Margaret Larson. They brought with them a list of ten people whom the committee had decided might have interesting information about the neighborhood. The members of the class divided up those ten people and interviewed them. With the help of those ten people, the class found fourteen more names, and these people were interviewed as well. The goal of this project was to help gather and record the history of the neighborhood through the eyes of its residents.