A Colorful, Controversial Corner

Shorewood's southwest sector, bounded by Newton, Oakland, Edgewood and the Milwaukee River, has been the home of amusement parks, a motordrome and a huge streetcar barn as well as the current River Park apartments and ball fields. Relating the story of this colorful but now partially invisible part of our village is the Society's focus for 2018. Click on IMAGINE to read a complete history of the area. Stop by the Shorewood Library to view related displays. We are designing a large interpretive sign to place in River Park by late summer.
"Birthday Stones" Sale in 2018
203 "Birthday Stones" were installed in front of Shorewood homes in the fall of 2017. The 8-inch square stones note the date of each home's construction and help residents understand how neighborhoods developed over time.

We will be taking orders for the second batch of stones in the fall, Aug. 1 - September 30, 2018. They will be installed in October, 2018. Orders will be taken on this site after August 1. Sale announcements will be placed in a number of Shorewood publications.