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Description: Three men in a horse-drawn fire engine races down a downtown street.
Date: 1900 ca.
Description: A steam fire engine of Milwaukee's Fire Company #2 drawn by three white horses racing to a fire. Prior motor driven fire equipment was a greater danger tha...
Description: Home of John Johnston (1836-1904), a successful Milwaukee banker, at 645 Franklin Place, also know as "The Lion House." Home is set back from the road, wit...
Date: 1938 ca.
Description: View across the Kinnickinnic River of the Pabst brewery grain elevator. A Schlitz building, possibly one of their grain elevators, stands behind the Pabst...
Date: date unknown
Description: Two young girls playing on a pathway near a large fountain and lamp post located in a park.
Date: 1855 ca.
Description: This map shows plat of town, local streets, numbered blocks and lots, proposed city park, Murray’s addition, and part of Lake Michigan. Also includes a tab...
Date: 1915 ca.
Description: A small group of fire fighters fight an unseen fire with three fire hoses. Smoke obscures the fire, and on the right, a fire engine has smoke billowing fr...
Description: Corner of Mitchell and S. 5th Street. The twin towered building seen today was completed in 1873.
Description: 1020 North Broadway, main facade photographed from the Northwest. Building right next to the Milwaukee School of Engineers. Signs labeling the buildings a...
Date: 1914 ca.
Description: A view of the facade and side of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company building, taken from an elevated vantage point. The structure has a set of...
Date: 1940 ca.
Description: Marquette University, 1131 W. Wisconsin Street. People are walking on the sidewalk in front of the entrance. The three sets of doors have ornate pointed...
Date: 1943 ca.
Description: The corner of N. 5th Street and W. Wisconsin Avenue. Landmarks from left to right: Wisconsin Roof (dancing), Strand Theater, Miller High Life Spa, and the...
Description: View up Wisconsin Avenue from bridge showing pedestrian and horse-drawn vehicle traffic on bridge and buildings in distance.
Description: A United Public Workers parade/demonstration from an adjacent sidewalk. The line of participants including a horse-drawn wagon stretches into the distance....
Description: A group of men sit and stand in front of Old City Hall (built 1860).
Description: Elevated view of Grand Avenue. A number of horse-drawn carriages are lined up near a bridge.
Description: N. 35th Street and W. North Avenue, looking west along the north side of the street. The First National Bank and Bloch Daneman buildings are visible.
Description: Design in blue art deco style for the Wisconsin Centennial 3 cent postage stamp.
Date: 1904 after
Description: Merrill Hall; front walk at entrance. A horse and carriage are parked at the entrance. Vines are growing up the side of the building on the right.
Date: 1868 ca.
Description: Exterior view of the Emil Wallber house with four people standing near the entrance. Wallber was the mayor of Milwaukee from 1884-1888. The location of the...
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