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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Court House Park from Court Street looking southeast. The Civil War monument can be seen near the center, behind is the old courthouse which was replaced...

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Dodge Street

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Elevated view over river of Dodge Street in Janesville looking west.

Date: 1927-07-15 

Description: Survey and development plan of the home grounds area of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Parker, drawn in red, black, and brown ink.

Date: 1926 

Description: Brick band pavilion, with five steps leading to entrance, with shrubbery around the exterior, and some houses and trees in the background.

Date: 1956 

Description: The First Lutheran Church on the corner of Randall and Milwaukee Streets.

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Description: East facing view from the Upper Bridge, featuring the Beloit water tower in the distance.

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Bird's Eye View

Date: 1912 

Description: Elevated view over rooftops. Farm fields and houses are in the background.

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No. 1 Cotton Mill

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: The No. 1 Cotton Mill. Plank sidewalk in foreground.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Third Wisconsin Civil War veterans' reunion, posed on the lawn in front of the Beloit Public Library.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the old Beloit Public Library. There is a bicycle lying on the lawn near the front entrance.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Janesville Public Library on South Main Street.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: The main entrance of Science Hall at Milton College.

Date: 1956 ca.

Description: View of the bedroom in which Abraham Lincoln stayed in 1859.

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Description: Photographic copy of an artist's rendering of an exterior view of the Beloit Public Library. Of note is the following above the main entrance: "Carnegie Pu...

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Description: View of the Edgerton Public Library from the front.

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Description: Interior view of the Beloit Public Library. The library opened in 1903 and Andrew Carnegie funded library construction with $25,000. Three women are seated...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Frame house on corner lot, with stone retaining wall.

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Rock River, with a large smokestack and water tower on the left. Richard Lloyd Jones was born in Janesville in 1873 and lived there u...

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Street Scene

Date: 1926 

Description: View across street of the Farmers Merchants Bank on a corner. On the right are parked cars along the curb in front of "Onsgard Bros." which has a Red Crown...

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