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Date: 1914 ca.

Description: The Carnegie Free Library.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of the Lafayette County Courthouse during construction. The men are placing the last stone into position.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: View of the Lafayette County courthouse with the jail in the background.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, a Catholic church built in 1866-1868.

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Catholic Church

Date:  date unknown

Description: View up a road towards the front of the catholic church, which has a steeple and belfry. The double door entrance has an arched stained glass window, and a...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Front view of the Lafayette County courthouse during construction.

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Street Scene

Date: 1925 

Description: View downhill towards a central business district. A restaurant and ice cream parlor are on the right side of the road, and a general store and gas pump ar...

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Description: Exterior view of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The church was dedicated by Bishop Fellows.

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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Street Scene

Date: 1925 

Description: View of an intersection in the central business district. On the left is the Thomas Knewstubb general store, with a gas pump for Red Crown Gasline out in...

Date: 1955 

Description: Interior view of the building used as a lodging house for the First Territorial Legislature held in Belmont in 1836.

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Main Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down Main Street. On the left a bank is on the corner with a Masonic symbol in the upstairs window. A general store is down the block on the left. Hor...

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Copeland Opera House from across the street with flag in foreground.

Date: 1925 

Description: Ruins of the Old Mill, a stone building which has no roof and is missing window glass. Behind on the left is an abandoned shed.

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Depot

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across railroad tracks of the depot, which is a two-story building with a covered platform. There appears to be a commercial building next door on the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down middle of an unpaved road. There are shops and homes on the street down the hill, and pedestrians on the sidewalk. On the left, there is a pile o...

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Old Stone Church

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A church in Lamont, locally called the Old Stone Church. At the time of the photo it was being used as a barn.

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Stone Farmhouse

Date: 1946 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a farmhouse in the vicinity of Shullsburg, "typical of early stone houses in southwestern Wisconsin."

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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.

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