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Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View down Bancroft street, with shops and an unpaved road.

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Main Street

Date: 1926 

Description: View of Main Street with puddles along the side of the street. Trucks and automobiles are traveling down the street, and are parked on the left. A restaura...

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Description: Exterior view from road of the Stevens Point Public Library. The library opened in 1904 and was funded by a $22,000 donation from Andrew Carnegie. Above th...

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Description: View of the depot at the Southside Railroad Complex, which began operation in 1871. Adults and children stand near the railroad tracks outside of the depo...

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Description: The third Sacred Heart Church, built in 1901. Exterior view with people in front of the building.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Portage County courthouse.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a Masonic temple with two figures standing near its front door.

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Description: Interior view of the Stevens Point Public Library. The library opened in 1904 and was funded by a $22,000 donation from Andrew Carnegie. In the center, fra...

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Description: Exterior of the Hardware Mutual Insurance office building. The Wisconsin Retail Hardware Association and the Fire and Casualty Company opened the new thre...

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Description: Trees frame the exterior of River Pine Sanitarium, which opened in 1906. A shed or other small structure stands to the right of the building. Copyright by...

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Description: View down Main Street at Prentice. A man walks down the sidewalk across the street from residences. Copyright by Taylor's Drug Store.

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Opera House

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: Opera house with a man high up on a telephone pole in front of the building.

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Post Office

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the Post Office, built in 1919. The view from across Main Street shows men standing at the main entrance of a stone building built in the clas...

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Description: Exterior of the Consolidated Water Power and Paper Company, built in 1918. Outside the brick building stand railroad cars labeled, "Elgin, Joliet and Easte...

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Market Square

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Polish immigrants, wearing Polish national dress, with a wagon in Market Square. Other men in the square are wearing suits, long coats, and hats. The women...

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Description: Exterior of Saint Peter's Catholic Church, dedicated in 1897 and constructed by Joseph Hutter. The church is located on Fourth Avenue and features a centra...

Date: 1964 

Description: Exterior view of the University of Wisconsin library with two individuals sitting on its front steps.

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Aerial View of Town

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: Aerial view of town, with commercial buildings and cars in parking lots visible.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior view of St. Peter's Polish Catholic Church.

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