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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Grignon Detail

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Interior view of the front door of the Charles A. Grignon House before restoration. The house was built between 1837 and 1839 of materials brought by water...

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Christmas Dinner

Date: 1890 

Description: Mary Meade Grignon (Mrs. Charles) surrounded by her family at the Grignon House in Kaukauna. Mrs. Grignon is in the center and Ross Grignon is thought to b...

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Fox River Canal

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: View from the second floor balcony of the Charles A Grignon House at Kaukauna showing the historic boat canal and the Fox River beyond it.

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Grignon Home

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The Grignon house was built (at the later address of 1313 Augustine Street) in 1836 by Charles Grignon. Charles Grignon was the son of Augustin Grignon, on...

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DuCharme House

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Elevated view of foundation of the house built by Dominique DuCharme in 1790 and enlarged by Augustin Grignon after 1804. The Grignon family resided in the...

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: Exterior of the the Kaukauna Public Library.

Date: 1942 ca.

Description: The Grignon house was built (at the later address of 1313 Augustine Street) in 1836 by Charles Grignon. Charles Grignon was the son of Augustin Grignon, on...

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Kaukauna Drugstore

Date: 1914 

Description: Interior view of the Kaukauna Drugstore, which was owned by Charles Morthis.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: The Grignon house was built (at the later address of 1313 Augustine Street) in 1836 by Charles Grignon. Charles Grignon was the son of Augustin Grignon, on...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: The house built by Charles A. Grignon between 1837 and 1839 for Mary Meade, his Pennsylvania bride. Mrs. Grignon and her family are standing in front of th...

Date: 1882-12-21 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Kaukauna, from the Appleton Post Annual Review.

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Lawe House

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: The Lawe house built in the 1860's by George W. Lawe.

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DuCharme House

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Elevated view of two men in the DuCharme house, later known as the Grignon house.

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Metal Foundry

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Joe Weyenberg and two other men work with molten metal at the Roloff Manufacturing Company.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The home and fur-trading post of Col. Dominique DuCharme. The portion of the structure on the left was built by DuCharme in 1791. The right portion was add...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: The Grignon house was built (at the later address of 1313 Augustine Street) in 1836 by Charles Grignon. Charles Grignon was the son of Augustin Grignon, on...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: The Grignon house was built (at the later address of 1313 Augustine Street) in 1836 by Charles Grignon. Charles Grignon was the son of Augustin Grignon, on...

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WPA at Work

Date: 1937 

Description: National Youth Administration workers cutting stone in the quarry near the Grignon House. A sign behind the group of boys says: USA Work Program."

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Methodist Church

Date: 1903 

Description: Methodist church in Kaukauna.

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