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Date: 1865 ca.

Description: The Institution for the Education of the Blind where Louisa May Alcott attended school. Writing on the photo reads "Institution for the Education of the Bl...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: This map shows a plat of the town, land owners by name, local streets, railroads, churches, and part of the Rock River. The map is also indexed by church d...

Date: 1898-08 

Description: The stables at the Milton House. The Milton House was supposedly a part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. The house was built in 1845 by Jo...

Photograph

Milton Academy

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: In 1844 Joseph Goodrich founded Milton Academy and built the first gravel and mortar building in the town. (Note that the Milton House is often called the...

Photograph

Dodge Street

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Elevated view over river of Dodge Street in Janesville looking west.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the town with All Souls Church in the bottom right corner.

Date: 1885 after

Description: Stereograph view of Memorial Hall at Beloit College.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Window display in Bort, Bailey & Co. store on the occasion of a Civil War Veterans' reunion. In the window is a display of images of President Lincoln, Gen...

Map or Atlas

Edgerton, Wisconsin

Date: 1871 

Description: Like many southeastern Wisconsin villages, Edgerton was settled by Yankee immigrants in the 1830s. Though this view gives no indication of it, by 1871 toba...

Date: 1890 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Beloit with insets of Williams Engine Works, Eclipse Wind Engine Co., and John Foster & Co.

Map or Atlas

City Map of Beloit

Date: 1873 

Description: This map shows land ownership by name, local streets, railroads, parks, college grounds, schools, cemeteries, and part of Rock River. The upper left margin...

Photograph

Jefferson School

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Jefferson School, built on the site of the first cemetery in Janesville.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: View from the south with a railroad in the foreground, river in the middle distance, and Janesville in the background.

Photograph

Court Street

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Elevated view looking down Court Street in Janesville toward the west.

Photograph

The Lappin Block

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: The Lappin block, Ed. Carpenter, proprietor. Businesses on this block include: Bort, Baily & Co., Dry Goods and Carpets; A.F. Hall & Co., "The Reliable Jew...

Photograph

J.K.P. Porter House

Date: 1865 before

Description: Family portrait of the Porters, standing in front of their log cabin with a horse.

Date: 1874 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Beloit, with insets of Beloit College, Beloit High School, and Memorial Hall.

Map or Atlas

Milton, Wisconsin

Date: 1870 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Milton.

Date: 1885 

Description: Partial removal of railroad bridge over Rock River. A train is on a section not being removed in order to transport men and materials.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the busy streets of Court and Milwaukee. Three prominent buildings in view are: Court Street Methodist Church on the far left (b. 1868), w...

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