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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: 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: 1915 

Description: Stamp advertising the 1915 Wisconsin State Fair. Includes an illustration of a woman waving a "Wis." pennant, overlooking crowds at the fairground. Stamp t...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Aerial view of the factory surrounded by fields, roads, and several houses, as well as the railroad tracks that go around the building.


Daniels Wells' Barn

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: The original barn at the home of Daniel L. Wells, 78 Prospect Avenue.

Date: 1854 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee looking east toward Lake Michigan from a bluff, long since graded into a slope, at about 6th Street between Wisconsin Avenue a...


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: 1895 ca.

Description: A chain and posts border the yard of the lighthouse, which is attached to a two-story house.


Description: Elevated view of backyard areas, including some dilapidated houses and outbuildings. There are wood fences surrounding some of the yards, and laundry hangs...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Interior of auditorium with a large open dance floor, a stage in the center, and seats on the sides with balcony seating. Ceiling has a long window that h...


Marriage Ceremony

Date: 1958-01-25 

Description: An interior image of St. Catherine Catholic Church during the marriage ceremony of Mary (Kustermann) Esser (b. 1934) and J. Thomas Esser (b. 1934).

Date: 1937 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee in 1853 details building features and city layout from southwest. Important buildings are numbered in a silhouette drawing bel...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the Soldiers Home.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Hospital Buildings. Designed in 1879 by H.C. Koch, a local architect, the hospital plans were based upon the "pavilion system" then popular in certain part...


Description: Letterhead of the Milwaukee Journal Tour Club, a national automobile club, with a three-quarter view of the company building surrounded by scenes of a hote...


Kilbourntown House

Date: 1952 

Description: Benjamin Church House in Estabrook Park, operated as a museum by the Milwaukee County Historical Society. House is at an angle to the viewer. Some boards...

Date: 1945-04-07 ca.

Description: The D.M. Benjamin residence on Prospect Avenue.


Description: Apartment building at 2518 W. Wisconsin Avenue. Caption on negative reads, "Looking north at 2513 W. Wisconsin Ave". Parked automobile in the foreground an...

Date: 1909 

Description: A lighthouse is in the background, as well as several other buildings in the distance. The bridge is flanked by stone lions on each corner.

Date: 1887 before

Description: Northwest corner of Grand Avenue and 4th Street. Built in 1854 at a cost of $18,000. The storefronts were added in 1868; the building razed in 1886.

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