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Date: 1925 

Description: A log cabin and frame house behind the Milton House. The Milton House was supposedly a part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. The house was...

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Description: Faribands, Morse & Co. Building, with power lines in the background.

Date: 1958-10-31 

Description: View of one of the 14 stations-of-the-cross glass mosaic panels recently installed at St Patrick's Catholic Church in Janesville. In this panel, Christ is...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A walking path through the woods, with some people strolling on the pathway.

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Interior view of the Janesville Public Library. There are several display cases filled with taxidermy, including a pelican, and coral. There is a deer head...

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Map or Atlas

City Map of Janesville

Date: 1873 

Description: This map shows landownership and acreages, lot and block numbers, roads and railroads, marshes, schools, churches, mills, rural buildings, and quarries. Re...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The home of S.C. Chambers.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of the Rock River with trees along the banks. There is a smokestack in the distance.

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Description: View of the Beta House on the Beloit College campus.

Photograph

Tallman House

Date: 1950 

Description: Interior of the parlor.

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Colorized postcard of an elevated view across a dam towards a factory on the Rock River. Dwellings are on the far bank on the right.

Postcard

Carnegie Library

Date: 1911 before

Description: Hand-colored postcard showing an exterior view of the Carnegie Library. A small group of children is gathered on the stairs at the front of the building.

Date: 1958-10-31 

Description: Portrait of Clemens Rath, head of Rath Church Decorating Service, 3331 University Avenue, standing beside a glass mosaic window made by the firm for St. Pa...

Date: 1962 

Description: Exterior of the museum, with a pine tree to the left, partially obstructing the building, and a path to the right.

Date: 1980-04-16 

Description: View from across street of a rectangular dilapidated building featuring arched windows. A billboard for H. Dan Wright Insurance is under the fire escape.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view through trees towards the Rock River, with a railroad bridge running across it in the distance. Beyond are factories and commercial...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: The Janesville City Hospital.

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: Exterior of First Congregational Church in winter.

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Interior view of the Janesville Public Library. The library opened in 1903 and was funded by Andrew Carnegie at $30,000 and Eldred at $10,000. The reverse...

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