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The Watercolors of Winifred Ford

Read about the life and career of painter Winifred Ford who created watercolors of historic Madison residences.

Photograph

Mapleside

Date: 1970 

Description: Mapleside, a historic home on University Avenue, being demolished. It is the future location of Burger King.

Date: 1967 ca.

Description: A depiction of the near east side of Madison circa 1885. The arrow indicates the location of the old Second Ward Grammar School and the circle shows the ar...

Date: 1983-12 

Description: Skylight in the Wisconsin State Capitol, over the main stairs to the second floor. The figure in the center is an eagle in a wreath, which is an allegory o...

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Christ Presbyterian Church from a booklet of views of Madison.

Date: 1902 

Description: An unusual photograph of the Wisconsin State Capitol at night with the dome illuminated for a political meeting.

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Court House

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Description: United States Court House.

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: A train is shown at the intersection of Williamson, S. Blair, and E. Wilson Streets in front of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot.

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Kennedy Home

Date: 1951 ca.

Description: The Kennedy home, 215 North Pinckney Street, built in 1870.

Date: 1949-05-09 

Description: Elevated view of the remodeling of the Blied Building, 29 West Main Street. Other West Main Street businesses visible are Madison Bank and Trust, Walk-Over...

Date: 1930-05-24 

Description: Sears Roebuck and Company store, 313-315 State Street, and The Vim sporting goods store, 317 State Street, with a sign painted on the side of its building.

Date: 1934-09-27 

Description: Charter Street Garage 18 N. Charter Street, with employees of the business standing with customers' cars in for service.

Date: 1950-03-29 

Description: Members of Fire Station #5 at 2137 Atwood Avenue gather for the retirement celebration of Fire Caption Glover P. Peterson.

Date:  date unknown

Description: "A Modern Transportation System" painting in the North Hearing Room, in the Wisconsin State Capitol, by Charles Turner. This is one of four paintings depic...

Date: 1947-06-17 

Description: Exterior of Washburn Observatory on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Date: 1949-11-30 

Description: View of the basketball court and new bleachers in the University of Wisconsin fieldhouse.

Date: 1934-07-16 

Description: Glass enclosed stairway at F.W. Woolworth Company, located at 1 E. Main Street. There is a lunch counter underneath the stairs.

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Description: Exterior view of the west wing of the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Date: 1899 

Description: Exterior view of the Hausmann Brewing Company's Malt House, 1603 Sherman Avenue.

Date: 1970-02-15 

Description: Hanks II Building, designed by Frank Riley in 1928-29, showing a French influence with paneled parapet ornamented with swags and rows of dentils (small, re...

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