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Date: 1900 ca.

Description: 614 Langdon Street. This Queen Anne-style residence was built in 1889 for Phyllis Frawley. From 1889-1902, she rented the house to the Beta Theta Pi chapte...

View these 19th-century panoramic, detailed maps of Wisconsin communities.

Date: 1912 

Description: The interior of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 126 (120) West Johnson Street.

View a pictorial review of the Wisconsin State Fair from 1851 when it began.

Historical Essay

Land Speculation and Cities

How Real Estate Owners Created Wisconsin

Discover how land owners promoted their towns and villages for settlers and created the cities you know today.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: The Holy Redeemer Catholic Church Parish House, 124 West Johnson Street.

Date: 1949-07-28 

Description: Businesses along West Main Street during the remodeling of the Blied Building, 29 West Main Street, after the top one and two stories have been removed. Bu...

Date: 1926 

Description: Exterior view of the Neighborhood House, Madison's only settlement house.

Date: 1938 

Description: This map is blue line print and shows local streets, roads, the University of Wisconsin, Monona Village, Verona, Middleton, McFarland, Lake Mendota, Lake M...

Date: 1887-10-07 

Description: Military parade on Main Street honoring President Grover Cleveland's visit to Madison. Soldiers of the University Battalion are marching on West Main Stree...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: The Holy Redeemer Catholic School, 126 (120) West Johnson Street.

Photograph

Leitch-Hobson House

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Description: The Leitch-Hobson house, 752 East Gorham Street, in the English Gothic revival style. Mayor Leitch, the first owner, was the son of an Edinburgh, Scotland...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: This maps is pen and pencil on tracing cloth and shows local streets, buildings, proposed and present branches of railroad track, and sewer and water lines...

Photograph

View of Madison

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of Madison in the far distance taken from the third floor of a home at 216 Campbell Street, in University Heights. There is a power line suspended in...

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Description: Albert Zimmerman and his dog at the front steps that lead to the porch of his house at 746 East Gorham Street.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The observatory on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Date: 1918 

Description: This map shows Madison and includes an index of University of Wisconsin buildings, city buildings, and churches. Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, and Lake Wingra...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: The Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and School, 126 (120) West Johnson Street.

Date: 1894-05 ca.

Description: The Charles E. Brown house at the corner of South Carroll and Doty Streets.

Date: 1949-08-18 

Description: View of the newly reconstructed East Washington Avenue, looking east at the 700 block.

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