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Date: 1836 

Description: This map show plat of the city, local streets, block numbers, section lines, and canals. The map includes reference text: "Surveyor's office, Brown County...

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...

Date: 1886 

Description: Panoramic drawing of Madison, looking from the University toward the Wisconsin State Capitol. Among the locations identified along the border of the image...

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...

Date: 1898 

Description: Shows landownership, buildings, and railroads. Lake Mendota and Lake Wingra are labelled.


Hotel Ogden

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the front of the Hotel Ogden located at 149 East Wilson Street. Three men wearing suits are relaxing on the porch, with two men sitting on...


Capitol (Third)

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: The third Wisconsin State Capitol (second in Madison), surrounded by trees. When construction on the capitol was completed in 1868, the structure measured...

Date: 1877 

Description: The Abiel E. Brooks House, built in 1853, with a family group posed on the lawn and porch. Identified (front row, left to right) are Mrs. Noah (Jane Ann) C...

Map or Atlas

Madison, Wisconsin

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Shows ward divisions and street railways, as well as University of Wisconsin buildings, churches, and schools. Cataloged from copy with right and left edge...


Cadets on Campus

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Elevated view across Bascom Hill on the campus of the University of Wisconsin. Student cadets in training march past South Hall down Bascom Hill.

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Caption from photograph: "Proposed site of library building. Wis[consin] Histor[ical] Soc[iety].--looking N.W. Building would occupy place now covered by t...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Shows pipes of various sizes, hydrants with hydrant pressure, valves, wells, projected lines, and suction pipes. Differs from earlier versions by inclusion...

Date: 1898-10 

Description: A detail of a Sanborn map including Lake Front and Lake Lawn areas by Langdon Street.

Date: 1889 

Description: Group potrait posed in a horse-drawn carriage outside the David Atwood House, at 204 Monona Avenue. Caption on back of photograph reads: "Group of ladies i...

Date: 1886-09 

Description: This map shows buildings with dimensions, as well as lot and block corners. Ink on tracing cloth. Oriented with north to the lower right.

Date: 1832 

Description: Hand-drawn map in two parts of the route of Governor J.D. Doty. Probably made by Doty in 1832 as a result of his travels with Alexander J. Center.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: View across lawn of the residence of Lucius Fairchild, in Madison. A woman is standing outdoors near the entrance. A fence surrounds the yard of the house,...

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This bird's-eye-view map of Madison is looking north across Lake Monona. The map features two women and two men on a lookout. In the background couples are...

Date: 1861-11-11 

Description: Panoramic view of Madison from Main Hall, now Bascom Hall, on the University of Wisconsin campus. North Hall, South Hall, and a portion of the grass in fro...

Date: 1861 

Description: View of Madison from Main Hall, now Bascom Hall, on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. South Hall is in the foreground, with several residences an...

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