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An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Front view of main building behind trees on the lawn. A fountain is in front of the entrance. A flag waves at the top of the building.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A pioneer Scandinavian immigrant hotel on Clinton Street, south side, built before the Civil War. Posters are a board on the left side of the house, and a...

Postcard

Pabst Residence

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Home with large yard with many trees and a fountain on the right. A smokestack is in the distant background. On the sidewalk are pedestrians, and on the r...

Date: 1909-03 

Description: Dilapidated Milwaukee house.

Date: 1895 

Description: Home of John Johnston (1836-1904), a successful Milwaukee banker, at 645 Franklin Place, also know as "The Lion House." Home is set back from the road, wit...

Date: 1874 after

Description: Stereoview of Broadway in Milwaukee. Home has many peaks on the roof, and the drive to the entrance is on the right.

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: Administration building for the school. Building has over three stories, and a covered main entrance.

Photograph

Kilbourntown House

Date: 1940 

Description: Benjamin Church House. Two men sit on the porch of a one-story white house. Fluted columns on front porch roof, which is continuous with the main roof....

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Description: F.N. Finney's residence, 34 Prospect Avenue.

Date: 1949-01-10 

Description: Women casting ballots at the Lithographers' Local #7 Strike vote. The ballot box is on a stage at the front of a large crowded room.

Photograph

Milwaukee Hospital

Date: 1930 before

Description: Elevated view of main hospital building on the top of a hill. Two other buildings are on the right, the one in the foreground a large house.

Date: 1975 ca.

Description: 1492 W. Wisconsin Avenue. Built in 1886 by John Plankinton for his daughter Elizabeth. Edward T. Mix was the architect. Listed in the National Register of...

Photograph

Kalvelage House

Date: 1977 

Description: Interior of 2432 West Kilbourn Avenue. Carved wood newel post of a head with floral and curving motifs. Carpeted stairs are on the left, with large ropes a...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated stereographic view of the Trinity Church, surrounded by the rooftops of nearby homes.

Date: 1896 before

Description: John Johnston's (1836-1904) first grand home at 1130 Grand Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Johnston was a successful Milwaukee banker, who moved to "The Lio...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Chapel Building. A small footpath curves from the lower right to the entrance, and another comes from the left.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view showing counters, cases, and ornate carved cabinets along the walls display merchandise. Other details include a painted ceiling and column,...

Photograph

Syl at Reservoir

Date: 1899-05-28 

Description: View down gravel path towards Syl seated on a bench along the edge of a reservoir on a hill. There is a brick building, perhaps a pumphouse, built over the...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Kilbourntown House

Date:  date unknown

Description: Newspaper clipping featuring a drawing by Fernekes. The house has four fluted columns on the front porch.

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