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Description: Store at 1897 Canal Street, with an old car on the lower right. The car is parked in front of a "no parking" sign.
Description: View of stores on Canal Street with a large group of people milling about. There is a Hardware and Stoves store on the left side of the image.
Date: date unknown
Description: The exterior of the Catholic church and the parsonage. The church building has a gable roof, lancet arched windows, and a steeple with a cross atop.
Description: The church was built in 1872.
Description: A man driving a carriage pulled by two horses is at the curb of the post office. On the street, there is the dentist office of H.H. Hancock, a bank, and J....
Date: 1890 ca.
Description: D.F. Brown house during the spring or summer, with two elm trees, three children and a woman. A picket fence runs along the sidewalk in the front of the h...
Description: House with typical extension in rear.
Description: View across a wooden footbridge. There are two men and a cart below on the left.
Description: Shops along Main Street. On the left, there is a Woodhouse and Bartley bank, a hardware store, Greer shoe store, J.B. Ludden general merchandise, a bank, a...
Date: 1897 ca.
Description: Interior of the Daniel Brown home in Bloomington. Brown was a retail merchant. Mr. Zimmerman was a prominent lawyer, and one-time law partner of R.M La Fol...
Description: Canal Street less than a year before a fire swept through and destroyed many of these buildings on March 22, 1897, resulting in a loss of about $45,000. P...
Date: 1910 ca.
Description: House owned by Melvin Garthwaite of Bloomington, Wisconsin.
Description: The Ford service station. There is graffiti on the interior side of the windows. A car is parked outside.
Description: Canal and Congress streets, with Sprague's Building on the right.
Description: The village, founded by Delos W. Taft, had its name changed to Bloomington in 1867. It had been named Tafton.
Description: Canal Street with the businesses that were built after the fire. Ford stepside truck on the left side of the photo. Businesses with three Coca-cola signs...
Description: View of Main Street from the middle of the street looking down the street. Cars are parked on either side of the street. On the left side, there is a woman...
Description: The two-story stone schoolhouse. A flagpole hangs over the entrance.
Description: Elevated view from the water tower. There is a laundry line in the backyard of the white house in the foreground. A car is driving down the road. In the di...
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