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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the Congregational Church, which features a large stained glass window on the side of the structure. The building is brick with a stone foundati...

Date: 1918-12 

Description: Post Office advertising the sale of War Savings Stamps.

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Commercial Strip

Date: 1930 before

Description: Cars park on either side of a commercial strip lined with businesses as pedestrians walk on the sidewalks. Signs advertising businesses hang from the buil...

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Mabel Crosby

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Mrs. Mabel Crosby, the teacher at Peck School, poses at the side of a building. She is wearing eyeglasses, and a summer dress and hat.

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Lynwood Hall

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the brick facade and side of Lynwood Hall. The concrete pediment above the door indicates the building's name. On each side of the front walk is...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The Mabel Tainter Memorial building was a facility erected in 1889-1890 with funds provided by Andrew Tainter, part owner and manager of the Knapp, Stout a...

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The Insane Asylum

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a stone and brick Italianate-style asylum. The front entrance has a vine-covered porch in front, with various bushes and shrubs flanking each si...

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Cemetery Chapel

Date: 1936 

Description: A view of the Paynesville Cemetery Chapel, entrance detail.

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Masonic Temple

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior of Masonic Temple.

Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: The Industrial Building at Stout State College. The building was built in 1893 and was destroyed by fire in 1897.

Date: 1970 ca.

Description: This pictorial map of Dunn County, Wisconsin, from the 1970s depicts historical events that occurred in the county. It shows cemeteries, churches, schools,...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the facade and side of the residence of Paul C. Wilson with a rounded walkway to the right. The stone structure displays some characteristics of...

Date:  date unknown

Description: School buildings in Menomonie, later a part of the Stout State College.

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Collage Postcard

Date: 1908-11-16 

Description: Collage photographic postcard of scenes of Colfax. In the center oval is the text, "Colfax, Wis. Looks Good To Me," however the "Looks Good To Me" is cross...

Date: 1975 ca.

Description: The interior of the Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater. The Mabel Tainter Memorial building was a facility erected in 1889-1890 with funds provided by Andrew T...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Stout State College Bowman Building. It is attached to the central school building by a second story bridge.

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Octagonal Structure

Date: 1897 

Description: One-story octagonal building with a chimney and windows in a rural area.

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: View of Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater auditorium taken from stage.

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