Description: Plant of the United Refrigerator and Ice Machine Company.

Date: 1942-04-10 

Description: Man playing an illegal 25 cent slot machine in the Valley Tavern, on Highway 42, two miles north of Kenosha.


Deming House

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: The home of Rev. D.H. Deming. The house was built in 1858 on Kenosha Street near Deming Street.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Napkin from Brewmaster's Pub in Kenosha advertising itself as the Midwest's first brew pub. The graphic on the napkin includes a beer stein and a stalk of...


Description: Interior view of the Gilbert M. Simmons Public Library. The library opened in 1900 and was funded with a gift of $150,000 from G.M. Simmons. On the right i...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Richard "Dick" Lloyd Jones standing on the state line sign between Wisconsin and Illinois. This picture was taken when the Lloyd Jones family moved from M...


Description: Exterior view of park in front of the Gilbert M. Simmons Public Library, with the Soldiers and Sailors monument. The library opened in 1900 and was funded...


Description: Interior view of the Gilbert M. Simmons Public Library. Reverse of cardboard mounting reads: "1899, cost $150,000, D. H. Burnham, Chicago, Arch." A second...

Date: 2008 

Description: Constructed by Gregario Gallo in 1923 and 1924, the building at 2122 Sixtieth Street, incorporated concrete pilasters and an entablature with a plain friez...


Burgess Home

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The Lathrope Burgess home built in 1838.

Date: 1869-07-04 

Description: The Camilla, a wood-burning locomotive that belonged to the Chicago & Northwestern Railway. The locomotive is decorated for the 4th of July, 1869.

Date: 1921 

Description: Workers (Mr. R. Kahlor and Mr. V. Downing, Chief Engineer) in the Drafting Room in the Winther Motor Company factory.

Date: 1989-04-29 

Description: One of a group of photographs taken to document the appearance of the Chrysler Company plant in Kenosha in 1989. The factory, which was then the oldest au...

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Date: 1874-08-17 

Description: This manuscript drawing provides a side elevation, plan, and perspective view for a proposed lock on the Fox River.

Date: 1942-04 

Description: A man and woman posed at the bar in Nesbitt's Highway Tavern, on Highway 42, North of Kenosha. Gambling machines can be seen on the left.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Chicago Traveling Club, trip #8, to Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. The campers are seated at a long table preparing to eat an outdoor meal.

Date: 1891 

Description: A barn raising on the farm of Alva Paddock in the township of Salem on Geneva Road, Highway 50.

Date: 1921 

Description: Factory workers in the pleasure car assembly room of the Winther Motor and Truck Company.


Kenosha in Winter

Date: 1934 

Description: An aerial view of Kenosha in the winter.

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