Buildings Along Levee | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


Buildings Along Levee

Buildings Along Levee | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
View of buildings along the levee.
View of buildings along the levee.
Image ID:40681
Creation Date:circa 1860
Creator Name:Unknown
Collection Name:Place File*
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PF Prescott.5
Original Dimensions:4.25 x 2.75 inches
The caption that accompanies the photograph reads: "Left to right, the buildings shown include the Boughton House, built by Marvin Boughton in about 1850, Dunbar's Hall, built by Norman S. Dunbar in 1859, a wooden store, Beardsley & Lyford, a brick store, Beardsley & Lyford, a small white building from about 1850, a three story building owned by N.S. Dunbar and Laban H. Merrick built in 1854, a three story warehouse built by L.H. Merrick in 1855, a warehouse built by Beardsley & Lyford, a warehouse built by L.H. Merrick, a warehouse built by N.S. Dunbar, and a corner one-story warehouse built by N.S. Dunbar. On the extreme right across the street was located a three-story brick hotel built and owned by George Schaser. When the "boom" collapsed in 1862, several more warehouses were town down and the material was used in other buildings. This is supposedly the oldest known photo of the waterfront and is variously dated from 1858 to 1862."
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