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Chicago in 1831


Description: View of Chicago from Chicago River. The homes of John Dean, J. Baptiste Beaubien, Dr. Walcott, and John Kinzie are identified by number. Fort Dearborn can...


Stone House

Date: 1838 ca.

Description: Pencil sketch of a stone house with a porch the full length of the dwelling, supported by 6 columns.

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A view of the grounds of Benjamin Walker Castle, 1862-1893 in the 900 block of East Gorham Street.

Date: 1881-05-30 

Description: Engraving of a sketch by Joseph Pennell showing a parade of League of American Wheelmen bicyclists along Commonwealth Avenue between Dartmouth Street and W...

Date: 1873 

Description: Detail from atlas of the home of Z. Short who settled in 1842.

Date: 1829 

Description: Drawing of Cassville depicting a horse cart on the river's edge, with men and boats.

Date: 1954 ca.

Description: An illustration of the William F. Vilas house, 12 East Gilman Street, later occupied by the American Association of University Women.

Date: 1873 

Description: The home of Charles Wales, who settled in 1845.

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: Lithographic view of a man in a canoe on Big-Foot's Lake (modern day Lake Geneva) with a small settlement on a bluff overlooking the lake. A group of birds...

Date: 1947 

Description: A combination design and planting plan for the landscaping of the grounds of the Executive Residence, 130 East Gilman Street.

Date: 1873 

Description: D.L. Fairchild residence from the street, with a stagecoach and pedestrian in the foreground.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A drawing of the DuCharme/Grignon house and fur-trading post as it appeared shortly before being razed in about 1892.

Date: 1873 

Description: The home of Mrs. Doc P. Maxwell, settled in 1857.

Date: 1873 

Description: The home of Levi Jackson, who settled in 1842.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A sketch of the Indian Agency House, located near the site of Fort Winnebago.


Lain Residence

Date: 1878 

Description: View of the residence of Hon. Isaac Lain.

Date: 1876 

Description: Illustration of southwest view of the National Home For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. The institution's name changed from National Asylum For Disabled Volun...

Date: 1852 

Description: Pencil drawing of Madison landscape as seen from University Hill. The main street in the center is State Street and the building with Greek columns in the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Drawing of an exterior view of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin headquarters building, now the Wisconsin Historical Society.


"Yankee Hill"

Date: 1946-10-30 

Description: At North Jackson and East Mason Streets, with the Sherman home (extreme left) and the Newton home (center). Four buildings are in the image, along the road...

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