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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: 1920 ca.

Description: This map shows lands owned by the American Immigration Company (red) and the Homeseekers Land Company (green). The map also shows highways, roads, railroad...

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: 1952-03-12 

Description: Keen Manufacturing Company, 2661 East Washington Avenue. The photgraph was taken for Richard Beichl, real estate agent, and is the site of the East Madison...

Date: 1963-11-05 

Description: A bulldozer demolishes St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 10 South Park Street as part of the Triangle area urban renewal project.

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...

Photograph

New Parking Lot

Date: 1957-07-15 

Description: Cars park in a new parking lot at the former site of Washington School at 217 North Broom Street.

Historical Essay

The Birth of Lake Delton

Learn about the rise of Wisconsin Dells tourism, and read about the creation and collapse of the man-made river it was founded on.

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...

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Description: View across field or vacant lot of grass towards the Stanley Hanks bungalows located at 211-219 Lake Lawn Place off Langdon Street. Hanks probably built th...

Photograph

West Towne

Date: 1970-08-28 

Description: An aerial view of West Towne Shopping Center (now West Towne Mall) at Mineral Point and Gammon Roads.

Date:  date unknown

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

Map or Atlas

City Plans for Cornell

Date: 1867 

Description: Drawn map showing planned development of Cornell, including a couple of schools, Oakwood cemetery, the public square, and several bridges and dams.

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...

Date: 1956-06-12 

Description: Planter boxes are one of the features in this house located at 5509 Russett Rd. The house was built by built by Robert Shaw for the 1956 Parade of homes.

Date: 1972 

Description: View of two men standing next to a 560 Hough Pay Loader, one is smiling broadly. C&M Enterprises, excavation contractors, are using two Hough Pay Loaders:...

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1901 

Description: Thirteen unfinished houses in a row, on the horizon of a field.

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: View from lawn of curved residential street lined with recently constructed housing and lampposts. A car sits in a driveway of a house on the left, and fur...

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: This blueprint map shows land parcels, parks, blocks, and streets in the region north to Atwood Avenue, south to Lake Monona, west to Evergreen Avenue, and...

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