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New Bridge

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A view of the first span of the Berwick-Nescopeck bridge. Onlookers pose for the photograph in front of a fence and completed pilings stretch across the r...

Historical Essay

The First Madison Lodgings

From Under a Tree to Madison's Most Popular Lodge

Discover the story surrounding the planning and construction of the first building erected in Madison.

Date: 1929-03-28 

Description: Scaffolding rises up the walls of the University Avenue National Bank, 905 University Avenue, with an unusual traffic signal in the intersection.

Date: 1969 ca.

Description: View from the back of two men watching the construction of the World Trade Center.

Photograph

Shadows in Archways

Date: 1969 ca.

Description: View of construction site through arches casting shadows.

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Construction of the Hillside, part of the Taliesin Complex. Building debris is piled in front of the building, probably material from the Hillside Home Sch...

Date: 1911 

Description: Three-story brick school building under construction. Cost of building was $14,000.

Historical Essay

Madison's Castle

In the late 1800s there was a castle on the shore of Lake Mendota OTHER than the Red Gym. This is that castle's mysterious story.

Date: 1958 

Description: Elevated, exterior view of the Dane County Courthouse as it is being razed. Much of it is still intact in this image.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Three men pose next to a silo that is under construction, with wood scaffolding around it.

Date: 1969-03-17 

Description: Engineering photograph of a Fairmount Tiger Cub 1500 loader with hydrostatic drive. The machine was manufactured by the Northwestern Motor Company of Eau C...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Interior of the main lobby of the Johnson Wax Building during construction. The building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Date: 1929-03-28 

Description: Men working on the concrete forms for the roof of the addition to the University of Wisconsin hydraulics laboratory, 660 N. Park St. looking north over La...

Date: 1958 ca.

Description: Aerial view of Chadbourne Hall under construction on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The new building is at the corner of Park Street and Unive...

Date: 1970-12-02 

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

Photograph

Science Hall

Date: 1882 ca.

Description: View of Science Hall on the University of Wisconsin Madison campus from the southwest.

Date: 1914-07-20 

Description: A crane places the gilded bronze statue, "Wisconsin," by Daniel Chester French, on top of the Wisconsin State Capitol dome.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the roof trusses during construction of the Unitarian Meeting House. The building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Photograph

Adobe Brickyard

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man works in an adobe brickyard with adobe structures in the background.

Date: 1969 ca.

Description: Construction site and foundation of the World Trade Center Towers.

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