• Samson Tractor Company truck made in Janesville, 1922

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of a restored 1922 Samson 3/4 ton truck made by the Samson Tractor Company, a division of General Motors, in Janesville, Wisconsin, and sold for a retail price of $655. Samson Tractor Company of…

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  • Garfield School

    Color postcard of Garfield Elementary School at 315 South Jackson Street built in 1902 (no longer extant in 1985).

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  • Samson Tractor Company office

    Color postcard of the Samson Tractor Company office in Janesville. This office later became the Janesville headquarters of the Chevrolet Motor Company, and even later, of the General Motors Corportati…

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  • Rock County 4-H Fair

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of the 1979 champion steer with its handler. The steer weighed 1195 pounds, and was sold to Woodman's Super market for $1.95 per pound, for a total of $15,805.50.

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  • Music Mart Building

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    1980s photo of the Music Mart at 12 South Main Street, once the site of the 1845 Holden and Kemp Drug Store where perfume known as "Tallman's Florida Water" was sold. Prior to being a seasonal Hallowe…

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  • Edgerton quarry

    Steidtmann, E

    View of Edgerton quarry near Edgerton, Wisconsin. Shows relation of stream direction to diagonal jointing in ravine at Edgerton quarry.

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  • Hotel Corneau, Janesville

    Photo of the Hotel Corneau on the corner of Main and First Street in Janesville. The photo includes horses and carriages.

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  • City Hospital. Janesville, Wisconsin

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  • Myers Theater demolition

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    A series of 10 photos showing the demolition of the Myers Theater in the summer of 1977. Rock County Bank purchased the building in 1977. After the demolition was completed the site became a parking l…

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  • Jeffris Theater

    1925 photo of the Jeffris Theater, 319 West Milwaukee Street, which opened in 1925 as the Saxe's Jefferis Theater.

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  • Caloric Company, Janesville

    Image of the trademark or nameplate of the Caloric Fireless Cook Stove once made in Janesville, Wisconsin:

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  • Central Fire Station

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of Janesville's Central Fire Station on Milton Avenue. In 2005 Station 1 is the headquarters of the Fire Department which has five station houses.

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  • Tallman House interior

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of Marge Gruver and Phyllis Snyder giving Maurice Montgomery a check to help restore Tallman House furniture (the interior of Tallman House is in photo too).

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  • Early woolen mill, Janesville

    Photo of Janesville's first woolen mill built in 1849. Men, women, and child laborers stand in front of the stone three-story structure, said to be on the site of what became the Panoramic Corporation…

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  • London Hotel

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of the London Hotel at the corner of Milwaukee Street and Parker Drive next to the Frick Printing Co. The address of the London Hotel was 121 East Milwaukee. It was built in 1892 and opened for…

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  • Parker Pen's pens on display

    Interior of Parker Pen's front office and showroom on Court Street in Janesville with its pens on display.

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  • World War II soldiers at Monterey Field

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Among this assortment of World War II photos of soldiers taken by Lowell Gruver when the U. S. Army stopped at Monterey Park overnight on manuevers is this photo of a soldier getting a haircut.

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  • Palmer Memorial Hospital, 1895

    Palmer Memorial Hospital, 220 n: Washington St., Janesville. This hospital was established by Dr. Henry W. Palmer at this location in 1895, and taken over and renovated by Dr. W. H. Palmer -- Dr. Henr…

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  • Town of Rock

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  • Seal of City of Janesville, Wisconsin

    Image of the seal of the City of Janesville with its Latin motto: Labore omnia floresi, which translates as "All Things Flourish with Labor."

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