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Date: 1894 

Description: Sanborn map of Milwaukee, with the Milwaukee River on the left, and Water Street in the center. There are two iron draw bridges over the river.

Date: 1852-08 

Description: Pencil drawing of Milwaukee Harbor with large sailboats on the water. In the minimalist depiction the sandy shoreline with short plant growth sweeps aroun...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Shows Walker’s Point, Juneau Town and Kilbourn Town, including labeled buildings, trails and Indian villages. Relief shown by hachures. Oriented with north...

Date: 1892 

Description: This map shows water pipes, hydrants, stop cocks, check valves, fire cysterns, and manholes. Also shown are block numbers, streets, railroads, parks, cemet...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A chain and posts border the yard of the lighthouse, which is attached to a two-story house.

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: This map shows city wards, block numbers, parks, cemeteries, roads, railroads, and selected buildings. The map includes indexes to streets, public building...

Date: 1870 

Description: Buildings along Wisconsin Avenue lining a wide dirt road.

Date: 1835 

Description: This map is pen-and-ink on paper. The map shows landowners in "Milwalky" or present day Milwaukee. Includes "list of property offered to Mr. Walker". The m...


St. Gall's Church

Date: 1894 after

Description: Southeast corner of Second and Sycamore Streets, later the site of a large street railway building. The picture was taken shortly after the interior was d...

Date: 1854 

Description: This map shows bay and harbor soundings, the Milwaukee River, and select buildings. Depths are shown by soundings and relief is shown by hachures. The top...

Date: 1889-08 

Description: A key to the members of the 29th Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers, consisting of a piece of paper with numbered circles punched through it. When this key is p...

Date: 1874 after

Description: Stereograph. Jackson Street. Tower missing the top two levels of later images.


Layton House

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: 2504 Forest Home Avenue. This hotel was situated on what was originally a plank road between Milwaukee and Muskego. It was designed after the Federal style...

Date: 1883 

Description: Horse pulling a wagon in front of the telephone building. There are many telephone poles and wires along the street.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Five teenagers ride "High Wheeler or Penny-Farthing" bicycles down the street. Grand Avenue Congregational Church is in the background. Mature trees are on...


Union Depot

Date: 1885 

Description: Elevated view of Reed Street from the corner of South Water Street. This depot served the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, the Wisconsin Central, and the...

Date: 1835 

Description: Plat map of Milwaukee. Pen-and-ink and watercolor on paper. Certifications on back side signed by several early settlers, as well as a justice of the peace...


Water Street

Date: 1875 before

Description: Stereoview of East Water Street and Michigan.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the Bradley & Metcalf building in the 300 block of East Water Street. On the corner first floor is Booth & Maynard's store which was located...


St. James Church

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph. On Spring Street. Front of church along the road, with trees on each side.

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