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Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of a residential street with a large house on the right, and a car facing the viewer on the left.


Melchoir House

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: The Melchoir House was a popular hostelry and brewery operated by Jacob Melchoir. It later became an Indian boarding house.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of a brick church with arched and round windows, and a steeple.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of Strum from the south.


Main Street

Date: 1909 

Description: View looking down Main Street. Shops and businesses line both sides of the street including the P.J. Wossenburger Hotel, city livery, bakery and harness sh...

Date: 1909-07-29 

Description: View of Main Street. Shops and businesses line both sides of the street including a hotel, city livery and laundromat. People and horse-drawn wagons are al...


Lutheran Church

Date:  date unknown

Description: An exterior view of a brick church with arched stained glass windows and a steeple. Stairs leading to the front and 2 side entrances.

Date: 2007-07-25 

Description: Open casket of Margaret Brom, during a wake at St. Bart's.

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: View of Independence Opera House, city hall, clock tower and public library building from across the street.

Date: 1906 

Description: Group of people stand on pier near the Diamond Jo line steamboat "Quincy", sunk in 1906. It was raised and renamed the "J.S." There are men on the boat, an...

Date: 1926 

Description: A marker commemorating the French fort erected by Rene Godefrey, Sieur de Linctot, which existed on this site between 1731-1736. It is thought that the sit...

Date: 2008 

Description: This service station located at 23923 Burrows Road (formally State Highway 93) was built in 1931, by Leo Breska. It now houses an auto-repair business, own...


Field Mill

Date: 1938 

Description: Field mill powered by an International PD-40 power unit. The power unit was owned by Walter Brown; a bridge and a body of water are to the right of the bui...


City Hall

Date: 1911-07 

Description: Exterior view of the front entrance to the two-story brick City Hall. A horse-drawn wagon is visible on the far left.


View of the Bluffs

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Stereograph view from the bluffs looking down over a town. A man is standing on the edge of the side of the formation, about halfway up, above treeline, an...

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: Bow of the sidewheel packet, "Quincy," sunk in 1906. People are standing on temporary pier beside her. Later raised and renamed the "J.S."

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: View of Independence Opera House auditorium and stage from balcony.

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Independence Opera House's rear loading doors including pulley.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of a brick dwelling, covered in ivy. A pine tree stands to the left, and assorted shrubs scatter the lawn.

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