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Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View from the shore of Kenosha's North Pier and lighthouse. Waves are breaking on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Photograph

I.G. Merrill Home

Date: 1879 ca.

Description: The home of I.G. Merrill--located on the corner of Ann Street (now called Sheridan Road) and Prairie Avenue--in the winter.

Photograph

O.S. Head House

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: The residence of O.S. Head. A man is sitting in the foreground on a wrap-around bench.

Photograph

St. Matthews Church

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph of the exterior of St. Matthews Church.

Map or Atlas

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Date: 1857 

Description: This map shows land ownership by name, local streets, wards, buildings, parks, a cemetery, and part of Lake Michigan. Depths are shown by soundings and nor...

Date: 1857 

Description: This map was created from a survey made in December 1855 and shows local streets, proposed roads, railroads, the lake shore, bridge wharfs, the basin, the...

Date: 1854-07-19 

Description: This hand-colored map shows the North and South Pier, the North Pier Bridge, the present Channel, and the Channel to be dredged. Lake Michigan and a light...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: An excerpt from "Picturesque America", ed. Bryant, (1872).

Date: 1897-09-17 

Description: Portion of a letter regarding the incorporation of the Badger Brass Manufacturing Company.

Photograph

Kimball's Hall

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Kimball's Hall, one of the first brick buildings in Kenosha.

Date: 1869-07-04 

Description: The Camilla, a wood-burning locomotive that belonged to the Chicago & Northwestern Railway. The locomotive is decorated for the 4th of July, 1869.

Print

Notice!!

Date: 1859-11-08 

Description: A campaign notice that corrects misinformation being circulated by the candidate's opponents. The text reads, "Notice!! To the Electors of the 8th Senatori...

Date: 1855 

Description: This map has relief shown by hachures and soundings and shows local streets, proposed roads, railroads, bridge wharfs, basin, north arm, and west arm of Ke...

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: This map with north oriented toward the lower left shows the United States North and South Piers. Lake shores from 1855, 1856, and 1857 are labeled. Depths...

Photograph

Durkee House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: The Durkee House built by Charles Durkee in 1843.

Photograph

I.G. Merrill House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: The home of I.G. Merrill on the corner of Ann Street (now called Sheridan Road) and Prairie Avenue.

Date: 1891 

Description: A barn raising on the farm of Alva Paddock in the township of Salem on Geneva Road, Highway 50.

Date: 1844-10 ca.

Description: View from a pile-driver on the north pier of the community then known as Southport. The pier visible at left center, constructed between 1840-1842, was th...

Date: 1844-10 ca.

Description: A variant of a wood engraving dated October, 1844. Incorporated as the villiage of Southport in 1841 (so-named because it was the southern-most natural har...

Photograph

Kenosha Water Cure

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: The Kenosha water cure on the corner of N. Main and Grand Avenue. It was built in the 1840's for educational and religious purposes. It burned down in 1900...

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