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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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Developers, local dignitaries, and other businessmen participate in a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the Park Tower Apartments.

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...

Photograph

Madison Home Show

Date: 1950-09-15 

Description: Madison's first home show in thirteen years was officially opened by Acting Manager George Forster when he cut the ribbon at the entrance to the exhibit ar...

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...

Date: 1930-02-26 

Description: Entrance to Westmorland subdivision on Mineral Point Road.

Date: 1938-11-23 

Description: A row of houses at 826, 830, 834 & 838 North Fair Oaks Avenue built by the Fitzpatrick Lumber Company in what was the Town of Blooming Grove, now near East...

Photograph

Developed Isthmus

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of a developed strip of land on Barnegat Bay showing the Atlantic ocean, houses, lakes, railroad tracks, a marina and a jetty in the distance...

Date: 1960 

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

Date: 1938-07-05 

Description: A recently planted sapling in the backyard of an empty house, with other houses and roads visible in the background.

Date: 1948-12-07 

Description: Houses on the south side of the 2100 block of University Avenue. The address on the entrance at the far right is 2125.

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: View up residential street with newly constructed houses, young trees and lampposts. Men in suits and hats walk along the sidewalk. A speed limit sign is v...

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: Commercial buildings, roads, cars parked in lots, as seen from the snow-covered lawn of the Village Hall.

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: 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...

Date:  

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...

Photograph

Residential Housing

Date: 1936 ca.

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

Map or Atlas

Plan of Kohler

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: The plan of Kohler.

Date: 1956-06-12 

Description: One of the houses in the Parade of Homes is built with a carport. This house was designed by H.E. Postweiler.

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