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150 years strong: The Lindsay Heights neighborhood is making a comeback

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Posted at 6:41 PM, Mar 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-11 19:59:50-05

MILWAUKEE — I want to connect the dots of the neighborhoods and communities that make Milwaukee, Milwaukee.

I met with Antonio Butts, Executive Director of Walnut Way Conservation, to learn about Lindsay Heights, the neighborhood he calls home.

For more than 150 years, this area has been a historic African American neighborhood and like many areas of the city, it’s had its problems. But today the Lindsay Heights neighborhood is making a comeback.

From owner-occupied homes and staple businesses like Jake’s Deli and Coffee Makes You Black to newer developments like Walnut Way Conservation Corp. and the Innovation & Wellness Commons, these residents are reclaiming and transforming this historic neighborhood.


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