Levitan's Madison

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Re: Levitan's Madison

Postby Madsci » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:05 pm

I am finally reading Stuart's book. It does help explain why the Madison is the way it is. Is there a sequel in the works?

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Re: Levitan's Madison

Postby Bwis53 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:44 pm

I sent him an email asking if there is a book in the works from the 1950's on, but I got no reply. Years ago he mentioned that there was a collaboration going on but I have no idea what happened to that.

Many years ago I worked with an old guy. He said that when he returned from WW2 he and his bride couldn't find a place to live, so they converted a garage into a home.

I miss seeing the old doll hospital, in the basement of a house at the bend where University meets Gorham.

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Re: Levitan's Madison

Postby Madsci » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:05 am

My 1975 memory of the University/Gorham bend involves a disco. This music genre was not a fond memory.

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Re: Levitan's Madison

Postby Bwis53 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:24 pm

I would so love to read a Madison history book about Madison spanning my lifetime (WW2 and later). My BF and I went through some scrapbooks of mine with old newspaper clippings and photos. It was great fun.

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Re: Levitan's Madison

Postby gozer » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:16 am

the mollenhoff, levitan & ruff books complement each other nicely especially having differing formats and such; one could say there is room for a fourth, namely a second volume specifically about madison 1931-2013.

i will start. f d r carried the city in the 1932 election. the point of no return for a transition from street railways, which used overhead wires, to the current mass transit system was a severe ice storm which i believe was in february 1933. it was intermediate in severity betwixt the 1975 and 1922 storms and power was out for a long time, so some people were swearing. back then, a lot of people would still scream and faint if they heard the word "fuck"


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