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Photograph

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...

Photograph

Pecatonica River

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Pecatonica River with trees lining its banks.

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: 1935 ca.

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

Photograph

76 Service Station

Date:  

Description: View across 76 Service Station parking lot towards a Quonset-hut style corrugated metal building across a street. An ambulance is in the right foreground,...

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: The Carnegie Free Library.

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.

Date: 1905 ca.

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

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...

Date: 1900 ca.

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

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....

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: 1900 ca.

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

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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Racetrack at the "Big White Fair".

Date: 1905 ca.

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

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.

Date:  

Description: Interior view of the Darlington Public Library. In the foreground is a librarian's desk, and a bench on the left. In the background in two separate rooms a...

Photograph

Scene in Park

Date: 1929 

Description: A small park in a median of Main Street. The park houses the Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War memorial.

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...

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