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A Greenbelt Town

Read about how the suburban community of Greendale, Wisconsin, was engineered and view photographs documenting its development.


Street Scene

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard view of a street in a rural community's central business district. A biplane, printed into the background image, is flying low overhe...

Date: 1957 

Description: Map is indexed by street name in the margins. The map shows roads, highways, railroads, parks, city buildings, schools, cemeteries, city limits, and the Fo...

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: View down tracks towards a depot on the left, and a railroad train on the far track near a water tower on the right. Passengers are standing on the platfor...

Date: 1925 

Description: View across lawn of exterior of the Catholic Church, a stone and brick building with stained glass windows. A man is walking down the tree-lined sidewalk o...

Date: 1956 

Description: This map of Rhinelander shows lots, 6 types of zoning in various colors; heavy industry, light industry, commercial, residence "A," residence "unrated," lo...

Date: 1910 

Description: Street in Genesee Depot, with superimposed biplane flying low overhead.

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This map shows McKenty's Addition between Maple Street and Hazel Street, and Spruce Street and Oak Street. The map also features an inset map of Hudson and...

Date: 1909 

Description: Elevated view of the Baraboo River. The main part of town is on the far left shoreline. On the right industrial buildings are near a bridge spanning the ri...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View looking south on Barstow Street.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of the exterior of the high school. There is a cupola over the belfry and an arched doorway. Handwritten on the right: "Does this loo...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Semi-panoramic view of the Nekoosa Paper Company plant on the Wisconsin River.


Fire Department

Date:  date unknown

Description: Five men posed on a firetruck in the middle of a street in a business district. Storefronts are in the background on the left and right.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the factory.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp Petenwell at Broadway and 42nd St.

Date: 1998-07 

Description: Mayville Insurance Agency. (L-R) Brad Steinbach, Amanda Rose, Joyce Schuett, and Cindy Steinbach.

Date: 1955 

Description: This map shows wards and precincts and includes list of polling places by ward and precinct, and list of State Assembly districts.

Date: 1959-01-17 

Description: View of the front of a fire-damaged commercial building at 3205 East Washington Avenue with two fire fighters, two hoses, and a ladder nearby. The signage...

Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.


Snow Covered Street

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Winter scene of North Broadway at Cass Street, De Pere, Wisconsin. Streets are snow covered.

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