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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: Exterior view from road of the Sparta Public Library. Reverse of the cardboard backing reads: "Carnegie bldg., 1903, cost $12,000. Architects, Schick & Rot...

Date: 1980-07-04 

Description: Cuban Family sitting on porch steps with sign on door that says: "Independence 4 of July USA." Photographs made on July 4, 1980, by Archibald of Cuban refu...

Date: 1943-06-02 

Description: Behind the drugstore, looking downstream. The water under the bridge is full of construction debris.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of Tomah, looking north from a fountain.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Monroe County Courthouse.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the home of Albert Marx.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the home of Casper Erickson.

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Carnegie Library

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: The Carnegie Library in Sparta.

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Masonic Temple

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a Masonic temple.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the home of A.A. Dumez.

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Former Storefronts

Date: 1980-10 

Description: Former storefronts, Main Street at Walker Street.

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Street Scene

Date: 1915 

Description: View down middle of street in the central business district. A drugstore is on the corner on the left and a hotel on the right corner. Horses and wagons ar...

Date: 1925 

Description: View down a commercial street, primarily documenting W.J. Pollard's garage.

Date: 1965-05-31 

Description: A row of sculptured horses and a cow's head at the Creative Display Company, currently known as the FAST Corporation.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the home of John Cramer.

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City Hall

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of city hall. The brick building features two sets of double doors, a bell tower, and a tall chimney.

Date: 1911 

Description: View from street of the Carnegie Library. A boy is standing on the stone steps that lead up to the arched entrance which has two round windows and a datest...

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Hotel

Date: 1915 

Description: View from street of business district, with a hotel on a slight slope on the corner. The first floor is above street level, and another set of steps lead t...

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High School

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the Cashton High School with bell tower. A woman looks out the window above the entrance, and a group of children and teenagers pose along...

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