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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: Residences stand on either side of Park Avenue, looking east. Saint Joseph's Church, built in 1853, stands on the right.

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Residential Street

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Description: Horses and a carriage are driven down E. Park Ave, a dirt road in a residential area. A sign on the telephone pole identifies the intersecting street as C...

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Dering's Resort

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Description: View of Dering's Resort, located in a wooded area. Past a road, a resort cabin can be seen with a small garden and bird bath.

Date: 1950-02-21 

Description: Group portrait of officers and advisory council members of the Wisconsin Future Farmers of America Council at Green Lake for a planning meeting.

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Berlin City Hall

Date: 1975-02-05 

Description: Berlin City Hall, at the intersection of Capron and Water streets.

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Description: Exterior of Lawsonia Country Club Hotel, opened to the public in 1930. A boat landing outside the hotel leads to Green Lake.

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Dering's Yard

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Description: View of Dering's yard on Green Lake. The yard features outdoor furniture and trees, and boats are docked along a pier behind them.

Date: 2004-08-04 

Description: Winifred Bundy, secretary of the School of Music at UW-Madison, and her uncle, Bill Morgan. Both recorded for song collector Helene Stratman-Thomas.

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Portrait of the five surviving members of the Grand Army of the Republic, John H. Williams, Post No. 4. Standing from left to right around the framed chart...

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Description: View of Lawsonia Country Club Hotel from the opposite bank of Green Lake. The hotel opened to the public in 1930.

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Residential Street

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Description: Trees and homes along E. Park St. looking south from Oak St.

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Dering's Sun Porch

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Description: View of Dering's sun porch on Green Lake. Wicker furniture, flowers, and rugs can be seen on the porch. Trees stand beyond the pillars of the dwelling.

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: View of Thrasher Opera house auditorium and balcony from stage.

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Berlin Library

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Description: Copy of an artist's rendering of an exterior view of the Berlin Public Library. Above the main entrance is carved: "Carnegie Public Library." The corner st...

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Draw Bridge

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A draw bridge in Princeton.

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Concrete Bridge

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Description: View of a concrete bridge near boathouses, taken from the bank across the river.

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The Old Mill

Date: 1925 

Description: Three-story stone mill built in 1847 by J.C. Sherwood. Many panes of glass in the twelve over twelve windows are broken and the roof over the loading dock...

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Courthouse and Jail

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Description: View of the Green Lake County Courthouse and Jail. The courthouse, built in 1899, features stairs leading to a central pavilion. The jail can be seen to...

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Rural Housing

Date: 1985-03-20 

Description: Green Lake CTH FF with a barn and a farmhouse in the distance, a mobile home, and an abandoned log cabin. A closer view of the log cabin can be seen in Ima...

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