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Description: Exterior view of park in front of the Gilbert M. Simmons Public Library, with the Soldiers and Sailors monument. The library opened in 1900 and was funded...

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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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Kimball's Hall

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Kimball's Hall, one of the first brick buildings in Kenosha.

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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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Description: Interior view 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. On the right i...

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Kenosha, Wis.

Date: 1882-12 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Kenosha.

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Description: Interior view of the rotunda of the Gilbert M. Simmons Public Library. In the center background is a window with a sign that reads: "Renting Collection." A...

Date: 1909-05-26 

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

Date: 1910 

Description: Map shows routes, post offices, churches, schools, houses, and roads on the rural delivery service route in blue lines. An explanation key appears on the l...

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Kemper Hall

Date: 1961 

Description: Kemper Hall on the shore of Lake Michigan with the Durkee Mansion and Simmons Gymnasium in background.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Kenosha County's second Court House located at the southeast corner of Market and Sheridan Road. It was built in 1885 and razed in 1925.

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: 1925 ca.

Description: The Simmons Memorial Library.

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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 

Description: The third of Kenosha County courthouses, located on the corner of Sheridan and 56th Street. The courthouse cost $1,000,000 to construct.

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 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. The building i...

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Kenosha Water Cure

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: The Kenosha water cure on the corner of N. Main and Grand Avenue. It was built in the 1840's for educational and religious purposes. It burned down in 1900...

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: Interior view 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. Through a larg...

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