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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...

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: 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:  

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...

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: 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:  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...

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: 1972 

Description: Slightly elevated view of a man operating a 560 Hough Pay Loader. C&M Enterprises, excavation contractors, are using two Hough Pay Loaders: a new 560 and a...

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...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Aerial view of the west side.

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: 1920 ca.

Description: This bird's-eye-view map shows plat of area, numbered blocks and lots, local streets, roads, parks, golf club, schools, buildings, landscaping, and part of...

Date: 1970-12-02 

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: This photostat map was probably originally created in 1835 and shows in addition to private claims, mills, roads, and trails. Green Bay and the Fox River a...

Date: 1901 

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

Date: 1891 

Description: This blueprint manuscript map shows land owned by Green Bay & Mississippi Canal Co., Meade, Vilas, Patten, and Hewitt. Streets and the Fox River are labele...

Date: 1956-06-12 

Description: One of the houses in the Parade of Homes was built with a carport. This located at 5610 Raymond Rd. The house was built by built by Hermann E. Postweiler...

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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Poster advertising the Elmside lots for summer homes by Lake Monona.

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