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An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

Date: 1909 

Description: View over railroad tracks towards the railroad water tank.

Date: 1927 

Description: Exterior view of the College Of Agriculture building on Henry Mall at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.


Memorial Day

Date: 1953-05-30 

Description: Madison observed Memorial Day with a parade and three memorial services. A Memorial Day address by Assemblyman Elmer L. Genxmer was followed by a wreath ce...

Date: 1929 ca.

Description: This is a blue line print map that shows local streets, railroads, local businesses, schools, parks, cemeteries, the airport, the state capitol, the Univer...


Business District

Date: 1911 

Description: View down street towards the a central business district. There is a T intersection at the end of the main street. Storefronts with awnings line both sides...

Date: 1836 

Description: This map show plat of the city, local streets, block numbers, section lines, and canals. The map includes reference text: "Surveyor's office, Brown County...

Date: 1923 ca.

Description: The Beavers Insurance Building at the corner of Monona Avenue (currently Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) and Doty Street. It was built in 1921-1922 and...

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: View of downtown Madison's Park Hotel. The Prescription Pharmacy also occupies a portion of the ground floor.


Catholic Church

Date: 1925 

Description: View across unpaved road of the Catholic Church, which is a stone building. Includes a tall steeple a cross on top. Narrow, pointed arched windows are on t...

Map or Atlas


Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This map shows a plat of the city, local streets, numbered blocks and lots, university grounds, the capitol square, and parts of Third and Fourth Lakes (La...

Date: 1908 

Description: Shows pipes of various sizes, hydrants, valves, and wells. "1907" -- Lower margin. Lake Wingra, Lake Monona, and Lake Mendota are labelled.


Panorama of Madison

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Panoramic elevated view to the northeast from the Capitol Square.

Date: 1899 

Description: A plat map of the township of Westport.


Lakeside Grocery

Date: 1931-06 

Description: View from street of a woman standing at the corner of the Lakeside Grocery, located at 109 East Lakeside Street. On her left, a sign is propped on a crate...


Auditorium Hotel

Date: 1911 

Description: The Auditorium Hotel, a three-story building with a turret and stairs to the main floor entrances. A wrap-around balcony on the main floor. Barrels under t...


Catholic Parsonage

Date: 1913 

Description: View from street of front of parsonage, a large two-story house with a gabled roof and a porch. There is a garden and stable behind the parsonage, and in t...

Date: 1886 

Description: Panoramic drawing of Madison, looking from the University toward the Wisconsin State Capitol. Among the locations identified along the border of the image...

Date: 1909 

Description: Streets, Lake Wingra, Lake Mendota, and Lake Monona are all labelled. Map reads: "The present park system of Madison comprises 150 acres of improved parks,...

Date: 1961-07-03 

Description: The parking lot of a Piggly Wiggly grocery store (3557 E. Washington) looking northeast toward the corner of East Washington Avenue and Highway 51. Other...

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