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BY DAVE NANCE
   

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the old same place

text and images 2004 by David B. Nance

 

 


 

   

Cleveland's LunchCLEVELAND'S LUNCH

Orlando Cleveland opened a little restaurant, "Cleveland's Lunch Room",  in this location in 1911.  It catered to the men who worked in the foundries and machines shops along the old "Factory Row".  

When Cleveland died in 1950, the restaurant was taken over by William Anderson, who had been working there since 1919.  The business was out of operation for a year while the old building was torn down and the restaurant shown in this photo was erected.  Anderson died in 1972, and the restaurant was bought by Quentin Braun, who operated it until his decision to retire led to its closing in 1992. 

For a number of years prior to the closing, WORT/FM broadcast its morning show, "Breakfast Special", from the dining room of Cleveland's (in this photo, to the left of the counter area).  

Another restaurant calling itself "Cleveland's Diner" opened there in 1994;  the sign, however, is gone. 

In this photograph, the guy in the paper cook's hat studying the newspaper is the proprietor, Quentin Braun. 

 

 

 

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The Strand TheaterTHE STRAND

Built in the 1880's.  

Showed its last movie on January 28, 1990. 

The auditorium was demolished in the early '90s, but the front part of the building, including the marquee, sat vacant for years, part of a row of closed businesses on that block of the Capitol Square.  

In December, 1996, after the marquee's sign was taken down and given to the Wisconsin State Historical Society, the building was demolished.  

A blocky office building now squats there.

 

 

 

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The Hotel Washington HOTEL WASHINGTON

The Hotel Washington was located on West Washington Avenue, adjacent to the Milwaukee Road railroad depot.  

 

The old sign on the  Hotel Washington, Madison, WisconsinIn later years had been home to Rod's Club, a gay bar;  Club de Wash, a music venue; Barber's Closet (and Salon), Cafe Palms, and others.  

 

Preceded in death by its owner, Rodney Scheel, who died in 1990;  he had purchased it in 1975 and had been instrumental in its development into a local cultural center over the following years. 

The Washington Hotel

 

The Hotel Washington was destroyed by fire in February, 1996.The Washington Hotel

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The 602 Club   

THE 602 CLUB

At (of course) 602 University Avenue.  

The 602 Club

 I can't claim to have been a regular, but I tipped my share of schooners there during the '70s. 

 

"The Six" closed in March, 1994.  

 

 It was replaced by "Wando's", a  [shudder]  sports bar.  

 

 

 

The 602 ClubVisit the memorial website for lots of great photos of the place and its denizens, as well as a guestbook with sniffles and rants of many of the latter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Four Horsemen of . . . whatever . . . kitten by Milton out of Foxy Lady.JUST SOMEONE I USED TO KNOW . . . 

Not really a Madison landmark. Purely personal.  Just some guys I knew.  

Circa - what, 1972?  Something like that.

Kitten by Milton out of Foxy Lady. 

More photos from the early 1970s in Madison are available here (mine) and here (Tony's and Judy's).

 

 

 

Photo by Dave Lewane

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PHOTOGRAPHY
BY DAVE NANCE
   

   PLACES :    MADISON  :   

   IMAGES   |    GOING, GOING, GONE   |   KITES ON ICE   |   LINKS

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the old same place

text and images 2004 by David B. Nance