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Date: 1930-02-26 

Description: Entrance to Westmorland subdivision on Mineral Point Road.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A colored advertising card that was issued by the Land Department of the Wisconsin Central Railroad in order to promote the sale of railroad-owned land in...

Historical Essay

The Birth of Lake Delton

Learn about the rise of Wisconsin Dells tourism, and read about the creation and collapse of the manmade river it was founded on. Links to pictures.

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Description: A man wearing a tie stands next to an industrial trailer used for clearing of land. The side of the trailer reads "BROS" and there are other vehicles visib...

Date: 1970-12-02 

Description: An aerial view of East Towne Shopping Center (now East Towne Mall) looking southeast across East Washington Avenue.

Date: 1956-06-12 

Description: This house in the 1956 Parade of Homes in Meadowood with its illuminated device for showing the house numbers has been wired to the exact standards of the...

Date: 1909 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Lyons, "a village of natural environments, choice residence locations, desirable factory sites" from a pamphlet distributed by the Lyons...

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Description: Rocks placed to control the flow of Dale Creek. A house is visible in the background. This picture was likely taken as a study of the water drainage in ear...

Photograph

Suburban Neighbors

Date: 1972-06 

Description: View along the 2700 block of Fish Hatchery Road with billboard advertising residential lots in Tower Hill Park (a development by Llyman McKee and William M...

Photograph

Residential Housing

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: View down road of mass-produced residential housing with farm in background.

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Description: A man in a hat and overalls leans over a trench or ditch digger, looking down into the excavated area. Pipes, an automobile, and a building are visible in...

Date: 1960 

Description: New residential construction on the outer southwest edge of Madison.

Date: 1959-05-10 

Description: More than twelve people in their Sunday clothes gather in an open lot at Gilbert Road and Tolman Terrace to note the start of construction of their church...

Book or Pamphlet

Farwell Real Estate Ad

Date: 1855 

Description: Advertisment of Leonard J. Farwell from the 1855 Madison City Directory for the real estate property he had for sale. At the time Farwell was the largest...

Photograph

View of Janesville

Date: 1860 after

Description: Elevated view of Janesville with a residential area in the foreground and the business district in the background.

Date: 1956 ca.

Description: Aerial view looking south from a point over the Maple Bluff country club golf course (foreground). A new housing development in the mid-ground and Maple Bl...

Date: 1956-06-12 

Description: Planter boxes are one of the features in the Parade of Homes.

Date: 1998-03 

Description: "Progress on Valley Estates Subdivision."

Photograph

Parade of Homes

Date: 1955 

Description: Aerial view of Midvale neighborhood under construction near Madison's southwestern city limits. Image is focused on the area bounded by Tokay Boulevard, M...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Aerial view of Vieth's Park subdivision on the north shore of Lake Mendota.

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