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Photograph

Soldiers' Monument

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Soldiers' Monument.

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Soldiers Monument

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War memorial on the unpaved Main Street. The memorial features a plaque, a shield, crossed swords, and monument of a...

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Hill in Darlington

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A view down onto Darlington and the bridge over the river.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Front view of the Lafayette County courthouse.

Map or Atlas

Map of Darlington

Date: 1855 

Description: This map is ink, pen, and watercolor on paper and shows plat of the town, local streets, lots by number, U.S. subdivisions in red lines, Mineral Point Rail...

Date: 1929 

Description: View from across road of the exterior of the Lafayette County Courthouse. The building features a Classic Revival style with a domed clock tower, columns,...

Date: 1900 ca.

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Front view of the Lafayette County courthouse, built in 1861.

Date: 1881 

Description: Darlington's first settlers arrived by 1826, attracted by the lead mines of the area. Arrival of the railroad in 1856 stimulated growth, and in 1857 the co...

Photograph

Locomotive at Depot

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down railroad tracks of a train at the Darlington depot. A group of men are on the platform.

Map or Atlas

Map of Darlington

Date: 1850 

Description: Ink on paper. Shows local streets and Pekatonika River. "John M. Keep, proprietor."Original plat of Darlington as surveyed by Richardson on June 14, 1850....

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Bridge and hill in Darlington. The bridge has lamp posts.

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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....

Photograph

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...

Photograph

Ioca Gas Station

Date:  

Description: View from street of an old brick Ioco gas station with a few cars parked on the left.

Date: 1905 ca.

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

Date: 1871 

Description: Darlington, county seat of Lafayette County, was established in the late 1840s, but didn't thrive until the arrival of the railroad in 1856. This view show...

Photograph

Street Scene

Date: 1929 

Description: View down Main Street. Cars and shops line the street. The Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War memorial is in the far background at the top of the hill.

Photograph

Flood in Darlington

Date: 1948-02-28 ca.

Description: View up hill of cars driving in the flooded street of the downtown area. The downtown had also flooded in 1923 and 1937. The Pecatonica River rose rapidly...

Date: 2008 

Description: Built in 1931 by the Iowa Oil Company, Darlington's Service Station at 404 Main Street was said to give the "impression of a temple or a college chapel, an...

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