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CIVIC

Blooming Grove Town Hall

Fair Oaks Village Hall

Hiestand School

Lowell Elementary School

Nichols School

St. Bernard's Church

Spring Haven Pagoda

FARM HOMES & BARNS

Frank Allis Farm

Nathaniel Dean Home

Femrite Farms

George Kalbfleish Farm

George Nichols Farm

Fred Schleuter Farm

William Schultz Farm

William Witte Round Barn

HOMES

Bungalowen

Chet Clarke House

Philo Dunning House

Charles Fix House

Knute Reindahl House

Simeon Mills House

Edward Riley House

John Sachs House

Otto Schroeder House

Stang-Wirth House

Alexander Smith House

Cora Cadwallader Tuttle

Bungalow

Adolph Wagner House

Walterscheit House

COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

Eastwood Theater

Ernie's Trading Post

Schlitz Hotel

Tonyawatha Springs Hotel

INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS

French Battery & Carbon Co.

Hoffman-Kennedy Dairy

Horse Barn

Madison-Kipp Co.

United States Sugar Co.

TRANSPORTATION

Black Bridge

Interurban Trolley

Royal Airport

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Photograph of Eastwood Theater

THE EASTWOOD THEATER
2090 Atwood Avenue

The Eastwood Theater, now known as the Barrymore, was designed by local architect H. C. Alford and Peoria theater designer F. C. Klein. The exterior is Moorish in its inspiration. The original interior decor was meant to create the illusion of a Spanish. hacienda courtyard. The Capital Times (Dec. 28, 1929) described the Eastwood as "...unique in Madison in its atmospheric effects. The illusion is of an open sky with stars that twinkle convincingly and soft, fleecy clouds floating along." The twinkling stars are all that is left of the once romantic interior design. The Eastwood and its four adjoining shops were built by a group of east side businessmen under the direction of the East Side Businessmen's Association. It was the first theater in Madison built exclusively to show the new "talkies" motion pictures and was the only major theater built outside of the downtown area until the 1960's.

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