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Photograph

The Empire House

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: A copy of a duo-tone print of the exterior of a three-story wooden classical revival building identified as the Empire House.

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: Elevated view of bridge over Wisconsin River built in 1921 to take the place of the old wooden bridge when it became condemned.

Date: 1923-10-23 

Description: Men work on the concrete chutes and elevated trestle. Iron reinforcing bars protrude from the forms.

Date: 1913-11-01 

Description: A view from the hill, looking northeast at the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam. Much of the brickwork has been completed. Concrete forms for the lo...

Date: 1913-03-19 

Description: A view, looking east, of the wreckage of the high trestle caused by flooding and ice. The concrete plant is visible on the far bank.

Date: 1912-11-02 

Description: Workmen use a crane to erect the gate guides for the power house.

Date: 1914-02-01 

Description: A view looking west toward the lock and power house at the Prairie du Sac dam. Pilings and the elevated trestle are in the foregound. Men can be seen work...

Date: 1913-04-07 

Description: Five men, two well-dressed, pose on electric rail cars during construction of the dam.

Date: 1911-10-11 

Description: High water on the Wisconsin River has inundated the coffer dam at the construction site. The narrow gauge railroad (curved line in foreground, right) is n...

Photograph

Phillips' Residence

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Old Uncle Billy Johnson home at Governor Phillip's house, about six miles north of Prairie du Sac near highway 12. Portion of house, rock formation in back...

Date: 1912-11-21 

Description: An overview of the progress of construction within the coffer dam shows the gate guides and draft tubes in place. Concrete forms and chutes, as well as ti...

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Lodde's mill and surroundings, west of Sauk City.

Date: 1913-05-17 

Description: Progress on the power house construction, with the east portion of the wall complete, and men working on forms for the rest of the wall.

Date: 1912-01-20 

Description: Two men stand on a rail car on the narrow gauge electric railroad crossing the river at the dam construction site. The portion of track in the background...

Date: 1914-08-04 

Description: An interior view of the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam showing the switchboard.

Date: 1925 

Description: View from bluff of Crystal Lake and surrounding rolling hills. There is a dairy farm in the foreground at the bottom of the bluff. Cows are grazing in fiel...

Date: 1914-10-11 

Description: Looking east across the power house, lock, and uncompleted portion of the dam. The concrete plant is seen on the far bank. The rising water of Lake Wisco...

Date: 1912-11-02 

Description: Workmen pose during erection of the draft tubes for the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam.

Date: 1911-10-18 

Description: Receding flood waters reveal destruction of the railroad extension to the power dam construction site.

Date: 1911 

Description: Frozen Wisconsin River from the east bank looking west, marked to show the future location of the power dam. Logs and stumps indicate prior clearing of th...

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