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Date: 1843 

Description: Exterior of two-story wood building. A horse is tied to the post at the right, and a cart stands in front of the building. A couple is walking on the boa...

Date: 1875 

Description: Corner of Mitchell and S. 5th Street. The twin towered building seen today was completed in 1873.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Building from across the river, with construction workers working nearby. Signs for the Boston Store and Diamond tires are on the roof, as well as lettered...

Date: 1897 

Description: Drawing depicting the Milwaukee Bank Riot of June 24, 1861. A large crowd is gathered outside the State Bank and Mitchell's Bank. A fire burns in the stree...

Photograph

Chamber of Commerce

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the Chamber of Commerce at the corner of Broadway and Michigan Streets. Western Union Telegraph is housed within the building.

Date: 1887-05-19 

Description: Firefighters stand with steam fire engine in front of fire station at National Soldiers Home.

Date: 1886 

Description: Print advertising the Milwaukee Industrial Exposition, which went from September 1st to October 16th, 1886. Entire building with flags flying from almost...

Date: 1875 

Description: This map shows land ownership by name, plat of town, local streets, fairgrounds, part of White and Fox Rivers. The map includes illustrations of buildings...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Five teenagers ride "High Wheeler or Penny-Farthing" bicycles down the street. Grand Avenue Congregational Church is in the background. Mature trees are on...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1849 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, wards, local streets, railroads, some landowners’ names, Milwaukee River, Menomonee River, and part of Lake Michigan....

Photograph

Western Hotel

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Exterior of the Western Hotel. The original tavern was built in 1834 (?) by William Shields (?). In 1845 it was operated by his son Simon Shields. In 1873...

Photograph

Pfister House

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereograph. Residence of Giudo Pfister, at 429 Jefferson Street. A tree stands between the sidewalk and the dirt road.

Date: 1879 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee.

Map or Atlas

City of Milwaukee

Date: 1889 

Description: Bird’s-eye-view map. Published in the Milwaukee Sentinel: Wednesday morning, August 28, 1889 for the 23rd Nationla Encampments of the GAR, August 27th to 3...

Photograph

Faries House

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The Faries home, built in 1858.

Date: 1860 

Description: View of St. John's Catherdral with the original tower.

Date: 1899-07-30 

Description: View across pond of Syl at Soldiers Home with aunt Helen standing on a landing near a boat and a flagpole. There is a large group of people gathered around...

Date: 1880 

Description: Map created from original drawing and surveys taken by Silas Chapman. Bottom right corner features a reference key. There is a street guide on the left sid...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: View from across street of the Midsummer Festival Monument in the Court of Honor on the median of Grand Avenue. An electric street car is visible in the ba...

Photograph

Western Hotel

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Interior of the Western Hotel.

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