The Madison Living History Project is a place to share stories and images related to Madison’s history. These are snapshots of Madison neighborhoods, places, people, and events conveyed through conversations with and stories from community members.

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Photo of 1029 Chandler Street, Madison, 2021

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Photo of 1029 Chandler Street, a duplex home built by an Italian immigrant, Rachel Rocca, in the 1920s.

Photo of Elizabeth Heinrichs, Kara O'Connor, and Rae Rocca

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Elizabeth Heinrichs, Kara O'Connor, and Rae Rocca gather to tell the story of 1029 Chandler Street, a house that had been in Rae and Elizabeth's…

Photo of tombstone of Roca Benedetto, or Benedict Rocca

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Photo of tombstone of Roca Benedetto, or Benedict Rocca, an Italian immigrant to came to Madison, Wisconsin at the turn of the 20th century and passed…