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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Photograph

Janesville House

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: A frame house once occupied by the family of Jenkin Lloyd Jones just before they moved to Chicago. His son, Richard Lloyd Jones was born in Janesville in...

Postcard

Post Office

Date:  

Description: Exterior of the Post Office.

Date: 1926-06 

Description: View of climbing plants on trellises along the foundation and porch of a house.

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Rock River, with a large smokestack and water tower on the left. Richard Lloyd Jones was born in Janesville in 1873 and lived there u...

Photograph

Memorial Day March

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Small group of elderly men, two of them bearing, respectively, a U.S. Flag, and a banner, perhaps a company roster. This may be a group of Civil War vetera...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Janesville from the School House.

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Interior view of the Janesville Public Library. There is large librarian's desk, with a bust of Abraham Lincoln to the right. Behind the desk are two colum...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior of the post office.

Photograph

Jefferson School

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Jefferson School, built on the site of the first cemetery in Janesville.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Exterior of the second Rock County Court House which stood from 1896 to 1955. The Architect was E. Townsend Mix.

Photograph

Tallman House

Date: 1957 ca.

Description: View of the Tallman House from the street in the autumn.

Map or Atlas

City Map of Janesville

Date: 1873 

Description: This map shows landownership and acreages, lot and block numbers, roads and railroads, marshes, schools, churches, mills, rural buildings, and quarries. Re...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Birthplace of Carrie Jacobs Bond.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: View from the south with a railroad in the foreground, river in the middle distance, and Janesville in the background.

Photograph

Tallman House

Date: 1950 

Description: Interior of the parlor.

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Frame house on corner lot, with stone retaining wall.

Photograph

Tallman House

Date: 1953 ca.

Description: View of the second parlor in the Tallman House.

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Interior view of the Janesville Public Library. Among the room are reading tables, bentwood chairs, light fixtures hanging from the tall ceiling, and two c...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Hotel Myers, in downtown Janesville. Richard Lloyd Jones was born in Janesville in 1873 and lived there until his father, Rev. Jenkin Lloyd Jones moved th...

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