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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 2008 

Description: The service station located at 908 North Eighth Street, opened in 1927. It was, according to one of its opening-day advertisements, "made and dressed up as...

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: The Manitowoc County Court House.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A small church in St. Nazianz.

Date: 1924 

Description: View of the front of the public school, a three-story brick building. Wooden buildings are in the background on the left. In the foreground is a barbed-wir...

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: The Manitowoc County Court House.

Date: 1911 

Description: Shows routes, post offices, schools, churches, houses, roads, and collection boxes of the rural delivery service of Manitowoc County. Bottom margins read:...

Date: 1939 

Description: Schwartz house exterior with a pickup truck parked in the driveway.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Manitowoc Public Library.

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: View across road towards loading dock of the Kingsbury Brewing Company. Printed on the side of the building are two advertisements for Kingsbury Beer.

Date: 1910 

Description: Church of the Society of the Divine Savior.

Date: 1927 

Description: View from a hill looking down on the plant which has several attached buildings, and a large chimney. To the right are railroad cars along the shoreline o...

Date: 1924 

Description: View down unpaved street of a large store on the left with three cars parked in front, near an ice cream signboard. There is a house with a balcony in the...

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Rahr Civic Center

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Rahr Civic Center, formally the Vilas-Rahr house.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Panoramic view of downtown at the intersection of 8th and Washington Streets. The Manitowoc County Courthouse is at the right. Residences and churches can...

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Bake Oven

Date: 1925-08-24 

Description: An outdoor brick bake oven with utensils alongside. According to the photographer, these were "often used by the early taverns."

Date: 1901 ca.

Description: Construction crew raising a brick building. The structure is entirely surrounded by scaffolding. A large stone piece is being hoisted into place while a wo...

Date: 1924 

Description: View across Packer Drive of Saint Anne's Catholic Church and Saint Anne Grade School. There is a pile of gravel and other material near a fence in the fore...

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: Hand-colored postcard view of a pier and lighthouse at night. The moon shines through clouds, and light shines in two directions from the beacon on top of...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Manitowoc Public Library.

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