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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1951 

Description: Nighttime view of the S.C. Johnson Wax Company research tower, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Description: Letterhead of the Freeman Manufacturing Company, with a panel with an elevated view of the company complex, including the warehouse; foundry; and boiler, i...

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Klinkert Hotel

Date: 1901 ca.

Description: The first Klinkert Hotel. It burned down around 1905, and was replaced by the brick structure with the same name. Signs advertising Harper Rye are on eithe...

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Johnson Wax Administration and Research Center.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Color postcard of an aerial view of Cerami's Island View Hotel Motel Resort on the shore of Brown's Lake.

Date: 2003-02-14 

Description: "JD's Fieldhouse, at 7641 Highway 38 in Caledonia, WI, was highly touted for their Fish Fries in Dennis Getto, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Restaurant Revi...

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Racine College

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Taylor Hall on the campus of Racine College.

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the S.C. Johnson & Sons, Inc. office building looking toward a parking lot.

Date: 1973-04 

Description: The city of Burlington is visited by Gaylord Nelson during an Earth Week celebration. The photograph shows a horse-drawn carriage riding down main street,...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Rear elevation of the Johnson Wax Administration Building during construction. Construction sheds and a crane are visible on the building site. The buildin...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior of the Saint Charles Church. Text reads: "5953 St. Charles Church and School, Burlington, Wis."

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Lincoln School

Date: 1890 

Description: Exterior view of the Lincoln School as it approached its completion. Scaffolding is on the roof.

Date: 1968 

Description: View of the Golden Rondelle with the Johnson Wax Research Tower in the background taken from the northeast corner of Franklin and 14th Streets.There is a p...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Piles of sand and dirt in front of the Herbert F. Johnson Residence, "Wingspread," during construction. The residence was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright an...

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: View of the Wind Point lighthouse.

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: View of the Root River lighthouse.

Date: 1949 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Johnson Wax Administration Building taken at dusk with the circumferential bands of glass tubing lit.

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Monument Square

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Racine Monument Square at night.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Taylor Hall at Racine College.

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