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Date: 1912-08-01 

Description: An overview of the power dam construction site from the west, showing the elevated trestle, coffer dam, and steam pile drivers. The concrete plant is visi...

Date: 1912-09-30 

Description: Forms have been removed from the first concrete poured for the power house in the northeast corner of the coffer dam. Men pour concrete from rail cars on...

Date: 1913-01-09 

Description: Men stand in the completed draft tubes after removal of the steel forms.

Date: 1913-06-13 

Description: A view, from the west, of the quarry on Blackhawk Bluff. Gravel from the quarry was used in concrete for the construction of the power plant and dam.

Date: 1969 

Description: A construction worker wearing a yellow hardhat looks up at the bottom portion of the World Trade Center.

Date: 1913-07-02 

Description: Workers pause while installing a maze of conduit for the switchboard in the power house. The construction camp is to the left.

Date: 1953-06-22 

Description: Former Governor Oscar Rennebohm turns the first shovelful of earth for the new Eagles Hall to be built on the site of the old Marquette School at 1232 Jeni...

Date: 1913-11-01 

Description: Wooden forms are in place for construction of the walls of the lock at the Prairie du Sac dam. The newly constructed power house is on the left.

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Triptych of the living room fireplace at Taliesin, the home of Frank Lloyd Wright. A built-in bookshelf and bench are to the left of the fireplace. The t...

Date: 1953-03 

Description: Elevated view of construction of the new building, at Sixth Street and Highland Avenue. The downtown can be seen in the background, including the Schlitz c...

Date: 1912 

Description: Men work on the construction site for Stationary Engine Test Building #24 at International Harvester's Milwaukee Works factory.

Date: 1911-06-19 

Description: Looking west over the Wisconsin River at the unfinished narrow gauge railroad trestle built for construction of the dam. Two pile drivers are seen in the...

Date: 1912-07-16 

Description: An overview, from the west bank, of the power dam construction site. The high trestle is in the background, and the narrow gauge electric railroad is in t...

Date: 1914-02-01 

Description: A view looking west toward the lock and power house at the Prairie du Sac dam. Pilings and the elevated trestle are in the foregound. Men can be seen work...

Date: 1912-11-02 

Description: Workmen use a crane to erect the gate guides for the power house.

Historical Essay

Madison's Castle

In the late 1800s there was a castle on the shore of Lake Mendota OTHER than the Red Gym. This is that castle's mysterious story.

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Construction workers are laying stone on the facade of the Eau Claire Public Library at Farwell Street and Grand Avenue. One man is standing on the first f...

Date: 1911-06-21 

Description: Looking east over the Wisconsin River showing the unfinished narrow gauge railroad trestle. Two steam-driven pile drivers on barges with construction work...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Men use teams of horses to excavate a lot to be used as the site for the future McCormick Twine Mill.

Date: 1961-07-06 

Description: Earth moving equipment excavates for a new state office building complex located both north and south of University Avenue near Segoe Road on the west side...

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