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Memorial Day

Date: 1953-05-30 

Description: View from street of children and adults gathered along the sidewalk to watch as Madison observes Memorial Day with a parade and three memorial services aro...

Date: 1909 

Description: View over railroad tracks towards the railroad water tank.

Date: 1929 ca.

Description: This is a blue line print map that shows local streets, railroads, local businesses, schools, parks, cemeteries, the airport, the state capitol, the Univer...


Business District

Date: 1911 

Description: View down street towards the a central business district. There is a T intersection at the end of the main street. Storefronts with awnings line both sides...

Date: 1923 ca.

Description: The Beavers Insurance Building at the corner of Monona Avenue (currently Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) and Doty Street. It was built in 1921-1922 and...

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: View of downtown Madison's Park Hotel. The Prescription Pharmacy also occupies a portion of the ground floor.


Catholic Church

Date: 1925 

Description: View across unpaved road of the Catholic Church, which is a stone building. Includes a tall steeple a cross on top. Narrow, pointed arched windows are on t...

Map or Atlas


Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This map shows a plat of the city, local streets, numbered blocks and lots, university grounds, the capitol square, and parts of Third and Fourth Lakes (La...


Auditorium Hotel

Date: 1911 

Description: The Auditorium Hotel, a three-story building with a turret and stairs to the main floor entrances. A wrap-around balcony on the main floor. Barrels under t...


Catholic Parsonage

Date: 1913 

Description: View from street of front of parsonage, a large two-story house with a gabled roof and a porch. There is a garden and stable behind the parsonage, and in t...

Date: 1909 

Description: Streets, Lake Wingra, Lake Mendota, and Lake Monona are all labelled. Map reads: "The present park system of Madison comprises 150 acres of improved parks,...

Date: 1961-07-03 

Description: The parking lot of a Piggly Wiggly grocery store (3557 E. Washington) looking northeast toward the corner of East Washington Avenue and Highway 51. Other...


Panorama of Madison

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Panoramic elevated view to the east from the Capitol Square.

Date: 1960-07-24 

Description: A mobile silage processing equipment truck owned by the Black Earth Farm Service company.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from road of parsonage. There is a porch on the right side, and a hand-pump on the back stoop of a smaller, one-story section of the parsonage in the...

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: This map shows buildings, roads, the railroad, an orchard, and swamp land. Relief shown by hachures. The map includes an index of buildings in the upper ri...


Albion Town Hall

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: View across street of car parked in front of a modest neoclassical style building with an arched window over its double front door. It is shaded by a large...

Date: 1948 

Description: Elevated view of University of Wisconsin-Madison's upper campus from Lincoln Terrace down Bascom Hill. The Wisconsin State Capitol can be seen in the dista...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view from hill looking down at a river and reservoir. A railroad train is moving along railroad tracks on the opposite side of the river. Houses a...

Date: 1910 

Description: Shows existing and proposed parks, railroads, and marshes in a color coded key. "Contour interval 20 feet." Lake Wingra, Lake Mendota, and Lake Monona are...

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