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Water Avenue Fire

Date: 1990-12-31 

Description: Firefighters battle a fire that engulfed Kruk's Drug Store and Hansen's Department Store. The pharmacy was to change ownership the next day.

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: A view of the Lake Tomahawk ranger station taken about 1914 when the buildings were new. Shows the ranger's residence, water tower, the barn for horses wit...

Date: 1965 

Description: Wilbur J. Cohen is speaking from a podium at an outdoor event celebrating the Social Security amendment adding Medicare.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: View of field with a damaged blockhouse constructed of logs, and a smaller outbuilding in the distance. It appears the roof of the fortification has sustai...

Date: 1951-06-30 

Description: Dorothy Luerghing and Oliver Justman wedding at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church in Maybille.


Memorial Day

Date: 1953-05-30 

Description: Madison observed Memorial Day with a parade and three memorial services. A Memorial Day address by Assemblyman Elmer L. Genxmer was followed by a wreath ce...


Through the Arch

Date: 1933-01-15 

Description: Winter scene with two people on a sled leaving a wake of powdered snow as they pass through the arch at the end of a man-made run. Other people watch in th...

Date: 1911 

Description: View down Center Street. The caption on the image is incorrect. On the left are storefronts, including a millinery and stable. On the right, commercial bui...

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: 1940 ca.

Description: A group of people having a picnic at the Ojibwa Roadside Park. There are several cars and trucks in the background, and a small building. The picnic tables...

Date: 1931 

Description: View from side of road towards main building of Nettland's Roll Inn, with a service station, restaurant and registration office for their campsites. A grou...

Date: 1924 

Description: View down center of Main Street. On the left is a soda shop/confectioner, with two women and a baby carriage on the sidewalk in front. Further down is a ch...

Date:  date unknown

Description: The bathhouse and wooden boardwalks at the swimming beach, Terry Andrae State Park.


Street Scene

Date: 1927 

Description: View of intersection towards a restaurant and grocery on the left, with dwellings and other buildings in the background. A group of people standing posing...


Description: Even the slow, dry, hungry engines,
what would be the best of times,
cannot help but leave behind them
a restlessness unchanging as bef...


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...


Building Demolition

Date: 1994-09 

Description: Crowd looks on as crew demolishes building across street.

Date: 1930 

Description: Exterior view of Fitzgerald's Modern Rooms, which is a private home with rooms for tourists, with a screened-in porch, and a balcony. Two children are stan...

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: The Theodore Vinger farmstead sits on gently rolling terrain. A painted sign on the large barn identifies the owner. At the time of the photograph, Martin...


Panorama of Madison

Date: 1930 ca.

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

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