Date: 1874 ca.

Description: View of the Koshkonong Hotel (later the Lakehouse Inn), a stone and brick hotel with lots of windows, a parapet roof and a small structure on roof, on Mapl...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of a two-story condensed milk factory. Two men are driving horse-drawn wagons on the road on the left. Other men are under a roof covered loading...


Description: Studio portrait of Mrs. Walter Wheeler and her infant.


Hanchett Block

Date: 1949 ca.

Description: View of street corner on Hanchett's block, on the northeast corner of State and Brood streets, with a newspaper stand, clothing store, and a labor temple....


Grand Hotel

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The Grand Hotel.


Milton College

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A Milton College building.

Date: 1925 

Description: A worn, painted wooden sign reads: "Temperance House by J. Child 1852." It was "at Lima Center, the first house south of the cemetery on the main road bet...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: The main entrance of Science Hall at Milton College.

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Colorized postcard of an elevated view through trees of the Rock River, with a railroad bridge and a glimpse of Beloit. There are boaters near sandbars in...


Description: View across small section of road (Huebbe Parkway?) towards a mowed field. A large power or telephone tower rises above a group of trees, and more towers a...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Santa Claus surrounded by children at a Christmas Party sponsored by the United Automobile Workers Local 121 of Janesville.


Fulton Street

Date: 1891 ca.

Description: View from corner of storefronts. Horse-drawn vehicles and pedestrians are in the street. There is a water fountain with a cup in the foreground.

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Colorized postcard view of the exterior of the Municipal hospital. Flowers and trees are on the lawn.

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Edward G. Kneeland


Description: Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of Edward G. Kneeland of Shullsburg, Wisconsin, a member of the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps Band.

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Interior view of Beloit First Congregational Church with organ and altar.

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: The Kimball and Lowell Hardware Store located on the corner of Franklin and Milwaukee Streets.

Date: 1900 

Description: Names have been added to this group portrait of Cooksville Cornhuskers baseball team in front of a painted backdrop. Top left to right: Unknown, Johnny Swe...


All Souls Church

Date: 1934 ca.

Description: Formerly on the corner of Court and South Bluff Streets, the All Souls Church was later converted into a "flat building".


Skavlem Monument

Date: 1925 

Description: The dedication ceremony of the Skavlem Monument, lead by Rev. Gustav Stearns. The monument was dedicated to the "oldest Norwegian immigrant", born 1760, di...

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