Sunday, September 27, 2009

THIRD LAKE RIDGE refers to the third of four major lakes on the river (later the Yahara) that the surveyors found while charting the Wisconsin Territory, as they worked their way from South to North in 1836. Decades later, following the development of the Village of Madison, and subsequently the City of Madison in 1856, the lakes were given names derived from Native American names. The Third Lake was named Lake Monona, though the ridge of land along its Northern shore continued to be called the Third Lake ridge by old-timers into the early 20th Century.

Historic Madison's Historic House Tour

Historic Madison's Historic House Tour
Historic Third Lake Ridge in the Marquette Neighborhood
Sunday, October 4, 1-4 pm
Tickets: $10, advance at Ground Zero Coffee, or $12, day of tour, 731 Williamson.
Ten historic houses at the west end of Jenifer, Spaight and nearby streets, including the Curtis House, at 1202 Spaight on Orton Park, never before open to a tour.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Preserving and Enhancing the Urban Forest

Preserving and Enhancing the Urban Forest
6:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 23, 2009
Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer at Brearly

The Marquette Neighborhood Association and the Friends of Historic Third Lake Ridge are hosting a program on Wednesday, September 23, 2009: Preserving and Enhancing the Urban Forest.

The focus of the discussion will be on the neighborhood's street trees and forest. The program will review Milwaukee's successful urban forest protection program during street construction projects and discuss Madison's current procedures and urban forestry program with Madison's City Forester and Engineering staff. It is free and open to the public.