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Maxwell House

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: The Maxwell home located at the corner of Green Bay Road and 60th Street.

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I.G. Merrill House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: The home of I.G. Merrill on the corner of Ann Street (now called Sheridan Road) and Prairie Avenue.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: The Simmons Public Library and the Lincoln monument.

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I.G. Merrill Home

Date: 1879 ca.

Description: The home of I.G. Merrill--located on the corner of Ann Street (now called Sheridan Road) and Prairie Avenue--in the winter.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: The Simmons Memorial Library.

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General View

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of the railroad yards. There are numerous sheds and buildings, and piles of fuelwood and lumber. Freight cars are lined up on the tracks in f...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Church built by Austin Kellogg and his brothers around 1837 and was completed in 1840. It is the first Protestant church in this section of the state. An a...

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Kellogg Tavern

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A large wooden classical revival style building identified as the Kellogg Tavern in Kellogg's Corner, part of Somers township.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: Engraved view of Kenosha harbor. A group of men fish from a pier in the foreground while several boats float through the harbor. A tug is pulling a large s...

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Description: Exterior view from tree-lined cobblestone street of the Gilbert M. Simmons Public Library. The library opened in 1900 and was funded with a gift of $150,00...

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Fire Lookout Tower

Date: 1967 

Description: A young boy wearing a red plastic firefighter hat is looking up at a five-story fire lookout tower at the Hall of Flame Fire Museum.

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Depot

Date:  date unknown

Description: View along tracks towards the depot with a tall train order signal near the doorway. A chalkboard schedule is posted near a window. Luggage and a pile of s...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View from the shore of Kenosha's North Pier and lighthouse. Waves are breaking on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the wagon shop of John B. Pirsch of Kenosha whose father, Nicholas Pirsch, had begun building buggies and wagons in 1857. Several men pose...

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Description: Exterior view from lawn of the Gilbert M. Simmons Public Library. The library opened in 1900 and was funded with a gift of $150,000 from G.M. Simmons.

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Durkee House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: The Durkee House built by Charles Durkee in 1843.

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Ships in Harbor

Date: 1968 

Description: Rear view of a young boy leaning against a metal railing watching the ships in a harbor. A large cargo ship is in the harbor. A smaller boat, "Morelli," is...

Date: 1909-05-26 

Description: Unveiling of the Abraham Lincoln Statue in front of the Gilbert Simmons Memorial Library.

Date: 1891 

Description: Elevated view of a barn raising on the farm of Alva Paddock in the township of Salem on Geneva Road, Highway 50.

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