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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Foster Residence

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of the N.C. Foster home. It was built in 1878 and wrecked in 1941.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Women assemble tires at the Uniroyal plant. Men are also working in the background.

Date: 1947-03-14 

Description: Men working in the passenger curing unit "V" on the first floor of Building #8.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Architectural rendering. Chas A. Pear Architecture Service Co. Name of building is above the entrance.

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Gladstone Hotel

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Front view of the Gladstone Hotel, with stairs and a porch leading to the entrance.

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Presbyterian Church, built in 1857, the first church building in Eau Claire. From a lithograph in the margin of an early map.

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Duct Work

Date: 1947-06-05 

Description: A view of the duct work in the passenger tire press room on the third floor of Building 7.

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Construction workers are laying stone on the facade of the Eau Claire Public Library at Farwell Street and Grand Avenue. One man is standing on the first f...

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Tire Production

Date:  date unknown

Description: An employee at a tire production plant works the machinery.

Date:  

Description: Letterhead of the Schwahn-Seyberth Company, "Wholesale Manufacturers of O'Claire Brand Harness, Collars, Sweat Pads and Horse Clothing," with two three-qua...

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High School

Date: 1907-06-01 

Description: View of the high school.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Eau Claire Public Library about 1930-1935. The building to the far left is the Y.M.C.A.

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Eau Claire Hotel

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Eau Claire House, with a horse-drawn omnibus in front.

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Fred Kutzner Store

Date:  date unknown

Description: Store was at the west end of first Chippewa bridge. Kutzner was also toll keeper of the bridge. Two children are looking out of left window on the second...

Date: 1944-10-19 

Description: Tire builder William (Bill) McNair puts a pocket on the first tire built at the Gillette Tire Plant. Civic representatives and employees of construction fi...

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Main Street

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Cyanotype view of Main Street.

Date: 1944-10-19 

Description: The first raw tire is placed in a mold at Gillette Tire Plant. From left to right are R.L. Chatterson, Julius Berkley, A.B. Smith, M.O. Wick, J.W. Harry Ku...

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Map of Eau Claire

Date: 1875 

Description: Shows land ownership by name, local streets, buildings, cemeteries, Chippewa River, and Half Moon Lake. Includes 1 inset map of Eau Claire. Also includes c...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: The sawmill of Gilbert E. Porter and Delos R. Moon was located on the Chippewa River approximately three miles southwest of the city of Eau Claire. In 1873...

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