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Missed it? The next Alternate Parade of Homes will be in 2019. Neighborhood TBD.

Sunday, October 1, 2017


Tickets will be available for purchase ($10) at Eken Park, 2407 Coolidge Street, on October 1. The ticket will include a map and brief description of the sites participating in this year's alternate parade.

Eken Park

Historic Madison, Inc., thanks the residents and businesses of the Eken Park neighborhood for opening their doors to us, and sharing the stories of its past:

2302 Coolidge Street
2502 Dahle Street
560 North Street (Ogden North Street Diner)
601 North Street (Tip Top Tavern)
622 North Street
621 North Street

WALK-BY SITES (not open for entry):

710 Dexter Street (Eken Farmhouse)
Eken Park
North Gardens, Commercial Ave at Maywood Street
Tilton Addition, 2502 to 2862 Coolidge Street
2826 Hoard Street
2414 Myrtle Street


For a glimpse of the neighborhood, check out Ben and Laura Zastrow's beautiful photos of the Eken Park neighborhood on Instagram @_ofeken.

And read about this idyllic neighborhood in Kids of Eken Park Recall Magic of Neighborhood, Wisconsin State Journal, August 25, 1991.

Joan Phelan's blog post On Madison's "Other East Side" captures a bit of the neighborhood's history.

Connie (Graham) Roden and Marsha (Graham) Gregg reminesce about growing up in Eken Park in Memories of Eken Park.

Additional articles about Eken Park:

Eken Park Fact Sheet by Burr Angle

History of Madison's "First Airport" at Eken Field by Joan Phelan

Eken Park (Coolidge Street) by Anna Vemer Andrzejewski et al., and Prefabulous Madison: Prefrabrication in the Capital City by Jim Draeger

Huemmer Family by Joan Phelan

Houses That Moved from Gorham Street to the East Side by Joan Phelan

McCormick Family by Joan Phelan

Madison's Other East Side by Joan Phelan