• Southport 1842, west side of Main Street

    All descriptions found with lantern slide numbers 64 and 669 apply to this picture.

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  • Kenosha harbor, looking north from Main Street bridge

    This picture was taken from the Main Street bridge looking north. A steamboat unloading fuel at the John O'Donnell coal yard can be seen. A three-masted sailboat is pictured unloading lumber. Washingt…

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  • Main Street - north end - Bain Wagon Company - Allen Tannery - Water Cure

    Truesdell, S. W

    This view is from the roof of one of the store buildings on the east side of Main Street, midway between Pearl (55th) and Market (56th) Streets, looking in a northwesterly direction. The Pennoyer Wate…

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  • Allen Tannery - Crooked Alley - Peoples Cash Meat Market

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    This photograph was taken from the north end of Main Street just before crossing Pike Creek on Main Street bridge, looking in a northwesterly direction toward Allen Tannery. The street immediately in…

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  • Harbor from north pier

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    This view is looking west from the inner end of the north pier, Main Street (6th Avenue) bridge.

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  • N. R. Allen and Sons Tannery

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    This photograph was taken by L. M. Thiers from the south approach of Main Street bridge, looking northwest. The sailing boats are unloading tan bark.

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  • Log school house - District Two

    Dewey, C. E

    This is a replica of the log school house, District Two, which stood on the east side of Main Street of Southport in 1842. This replica was built in 1936.

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  • July Fourth parade of 1905

    This lantern slide was copied from a postcard featuring a July Fourth parade in 1905. Here is the float of Joseph A. Pitts Wallpaper and Paints, 210 Main Street, Simmons Hall Building.

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  • Thomas Drew Bond store, Mrs. H. McDermott, Millinery

    Truesdell, S. W

    This group of stores was located on the west side of Main Street, half a block south of Wisconsin Street (58th Street) at the alley running west from Main Street. The Bond store is in the brick buildi…

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  • Good night

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    This sunset view was taken from Hollister and Thiers Studio, Main Street (Sixth Avenue) near South Street (59th), looking southwest. The roof and square tower is St. Matthews Episcopal Church. The tal…

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  • Advertisement - barber shop - "shaving saloon"

    The Kenosha Times, August 13, 1857, printed this advertisement for Adam Dickhout, the owner of a barber shop on Main Street, near Pearl Street. The advertised "shaving saloon" offered the services of…

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  • Village blacksmith of Wilmot

    The blacksmith shop was located on the main street of Wilmot, diagonally across the street from the Hageman Hotel. The man behind the anvil is Mr. William Faulkner, the owner of the shop, and his assi…

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  • Southport

    This picture, "Southport - 1847," is from a painting owned by Mrs. A. H. Lance, painted by Robertson. The artist depicts the two bridges with small draws for the passing of boats, crossing Pike Creek…

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  • Circus parade lion wagon - Market Square

    Buckmaster, Albert E

    This picture was taken from the window of the law office of Albert E. Buckmaster, located on the corner of Main Street (Sixth Avenue) and Market (56th) Street. The circus parade is moving west on Mark…

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  • Valentine Lippert Livery Stable advertisement

    This advertisement appeared in the Kenosha City directory of 1889. It read: Livery, Boarding and Sale Stable. First Class Accommodations for Farmer's Teams. Horses bought and sold on commission. Park…

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  • Commercial Exchange Bank

    Newell, R. S

    The Commercial Exchange Bank was opened for business at 214 Main Street on June 14, 1924. The building was purchased from Schmitt Brothers and was remodeled and fitted with modern banking equipment. T…

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  • Clouds over churches

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    This sunset view was taken from the Hollister and Thiers studio, Main Street (Sixth Avenue) near South (59th) Street, looking southwest. The roof and square tower is St. Matthews Episcopal Church. The…

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  • Harbor west of the bridge

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    This is the view from a point west of the Main Street (6th Avenue) bridge looking east. The bridge was built in 1879. The Kenosha flouring mill, owned by R. Simmons, is the large white building in the…

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  • Kenosha Water Cure

    This is a drawing from the 1870s showing Pike Creek as it may have appeared before the harbor was extended to the west side of the Main Street bridge. Note the picket fence, board sidewalks, dirt road…

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  • The Little House in the side of the hill

    Dewey, C. E

    This "little house in the side of a hill" was located on Main Street of Wilmot. The house was built by Mr. A. W. Benham in 1848, and it and the brick house to the north of it were the first brick hous…

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