The Hillview Greenhouse
737 North 24th Street

Celebrating over 100 years of growing, Hillview Greenhouse has a rich history
as the foundation of urban agriculture in La Crosse. Throughout the century, the greenhouse
passed through several hands, eventually bucking agricultural trends of the time to focus
on organic practices and production. A journey back to its origins provides a glimpse
into the role the Hillview Greenhouse played in making the city of La Crosse
a pioneer in the area of urban agriculture.


1912 to 1926 Early La Crosse: The Land of the Hillview Greenhouses
1926 to 1987The Hillview Greenhouse: A Way of Life for the Jones Family
1987 to 2000The Olson Hillview Greenhouse: Growing a Dream
2000 to 2010 The Hillview Greenhouse Life Center: Produce with a Purpose
2010 to presentThe Hillview Urban Agriculture Center: Beginning of a New Era

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