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Date: 1880 after

Description: A view of Sacred Heart College and the surrounding landscape. Each dormer window has a cross on its peak and the center of the building has a bell tower.

Date: 1930-08 

Description: View from sidewalk of the landscaping outside a public library in St. Charles, Illinois.

Historical Essay

Nolen, John, 1869-1937

Urban Planning in Wisconsin

Learn about the man whose vision as an urban planner helped transform the city of Madison, the state park system, and the University of Wisconsin.

Date: 1931-06 

Description: L.A. Hawkins is seated at a rock and water garden feature at the home of C. Mock Jr., 15 S. Commonwealth Avenue.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A man in coveralls operates a horse-drawn mower on the grounds of a large estate or park. Several benches appear on the perimeter of the grounds.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A man is driving a horse-drawn mower down a path on a park or estate grounds. Another man leans against a slender tree. Both are wearing hats, white shirts...

Photograph

Home Garden

Date: 1931-06 

Description: Home garden in a residential neighborhood. Landscaping includes iris and peonies in borders along a driveway, and an arched trellis near the backyard. Orig...

Date: 1939-07 

Description: An architectural rendering of a proposed lakefront development plan.

Photograph

Rowley House

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A foursquare style house with front and back porches sits on a large landscaped lot with a decorative fence and painted pergola. The house, at 220 Eighth S...

Photograph

Shelling Peas

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The photographer's wife, Clothilde, far right, and children, from left, Margaret, Alice, Helen, and Ferdinand Leonard, in a rustic gazebo on the grounds of...

Date: 1911 

Description: Architectural watercolor of a planting design for the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Date: 1945-04 date unknown

Description: Graphite pencil and colored pencil drawing on drafting vellum of design for Glenwood Children's Park designed by Jens Jensen. Original drawing 33 x 29 inch...

Photograph

Hotel Victory

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A view of Hotel Victory taken from a high vantage point. The hotel has an inner courtyard, towers, and flags flying on top of the towers. People mill aro...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The postcard caption is in error in its reference to Lake Park, which is distantly located from this street. Possibly Highland Park was intended. A secon...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of a Japanese Tea House and sunken gardens, located in an abandoned limestone quarry.

Photograph

Thordarson Estate

Date:  date unknown

Description: Hand-colored view of the Thordarson estate including the boathouse and a stone-paved path with benches.

Date: 1925-05 

Description: Gravel rear walkway of residence. Small tin container with lid, and a wire mesh mat are set just outside the backdoor steps. Original caption identifies th...

Photograph

Hoyt Park Plan

Date: 1933 ca.

Description: Frank W. Hoyt Park plan.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man and young girl relax at a natural-spring grotto park. The spring feeds a fountain set into a paved and sunken courtyard with an awning. In the back...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Dells Paper and Pulp Company factory stands near a dam on the Chippewa River. A bridge, smokestacks, and several other buildings are visible nearby....

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