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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1955 

Description: Building used as a lodging house for the First Territorial Legislature held in Belmont in 1836.

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Street Scene

Date: 1911 

Description: A view of the central business district in a rural community. A group of people on the landing of a store. A cart with a pair of horses at hitching post.

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First National Bank

Date: 1929 

Description: View from across street of the exterior of the First National Bank at 245 Main Street. Automobiles are parked at an angle along the curb in front. On the l...

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Main Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: View at an intersection looking down snowy street across railroad tracks. There are storefronts on both sides. A streetlamp hangs from a utility line. At t...

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Description: Exterior view from lawn of the Darlington Public Library. Above the main entrance it reads: "Carnegie Free Library." On the reverse of the photograph is re...

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Scenic View

Date: 1925 

Description: A view of a road crossing a bridge into a rural community. A railroad crossing at the far end.

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Mazzuchelli Chapel

Date: 1954 ca.

Description: Door detail on Mazzuchelli's chapel.

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Masonic Temple

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Masonic temple. The facade features a balcony, columns, and a cross gable roof.

Date: 1911 

Description: Three quarter view of the Methodist Evangelical Church on a hillside. A belfry with no steeple and windows shaped like elongated pentagons.

Date: 1955 

Description: Building used as a lodging house for the First Territorial Legislature held in Belmont in 1836. West end 1st floor interior.

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County Trunk F

Date: 1925 

Description: View down steep road with guard rail. A car appears to be parked on the side of the road on the right. Over the railing, there is a river and a town with a...

Date: 1955 

Description: Building used as a lodging house for the First Territorial Legislature held in Belmont in 1836.

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Exterior view from across road of the first Wisconsin territorial Capitol building, as restored, in Old Belmont (later changed to Leslie).

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down unpaved street in a central business district. A Rexall Drug Store is on the corner on the right. A large stone building, which has a sign for "H...

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Bird's-Eye View

Date: 1929 

Description: Elevated view of town looking down a hill. In the foreground is a river with trees along the bank. On the other side of the river is a factory with industr...

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Description: Interior view of the Darlington Public Library. In the foreground are tables and chairs, an eight drawer card catalog, and a lamp hanging from the ceiling....

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Mazzuchelli Chapel

Date: 1954 ca.

Description: Side view of Mazzuchelli's chapel with windows.

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Public School

Date: 1925 

Description: View of a public school on a hilltop, which is a one-story brick building with a chimney and a belfry.

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Commercial Avenue

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across unpaved road of storefront on Commercial Avenue after the rain. There is a butcher shop, F. Tallada Candy and Cigars, and a saloon. A streetlig...

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