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Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Lawn, trees and blooming flowers in front of St. Mary's Hospital.

Date: 1926 

Description: Pavilion, judge's stand, and other small structures at Firemans City Park.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Residence district of James Street. The view is of a wide street with houses on both sides.

Date: 1856 

Description: This map is ink and pencil on paper and shows plat of the town, local streets, and blocks and lots by number. The map includes explanatory text.


James Street

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: James Street looking with horse-drawn wagons.

Date: 1950-11-21 

Description: This map shows agricultural, residence, business, and industrial districts as well as lot and block numbers.


Public School

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Public school building.

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Railroad station.

Date: 1926 

Description: Dry milk plant with a very tall smokestack. Some trucks are visible on the left.

Date: 1868 

Description: This 1868 birds-eye view depicts the buildings, streets, railroad, vegetation and topography of Columbus, Wisconsin. The high school, cemetery, railroad de...


Fox House

Date: 1925 

Description: The brick, Italianate style Fox House hotel in Columbus. There are brackets under the overhang and a large belvidere. A sign on the building advertises Coc...

Date: 1945-07-13 

Description: Capt. Huldreich M. Stienecker, Michigan, inspecting a load of peas at a cannery where German prisoners of war are working. Steinecker is in charge of the p...

Date: 1905 after

Description: Ludington Street, looking south.

Date: 1945-07-13 

Description: Two German prisoners of war, at a prisoner of war camp, cutting rye bread. The food preparation area includes large quantities of bread on another table co...


Scene at Columbus

Date: 1926 

Description: View down a cobblestone brick road. Stores on the street include: the Columbus Hotel, Tremont Hotel, and a drug store.

Date: 1949 

Description: Farmers and Merchants Union Bank, designed by Louis H. Sullivan.

Date: 1947 

Description: Clock tower.

Date: 1954 ca.

Description: Facade of the Farmers and Merchants Union Bank, a Louis H. Sullivan building.


Storage Building

Date: 1962-05-05 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a storage building with warped metal siding.


Columbus Library


Description: Interior view of the Columbus Library looking toward children's room. In the foreground is a reading table, and librarian's desk. There are also bookshelve...

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