• Seth Doan Store, Truesdell Studio

    Truesdell, S. W

    This picture is of the corner of Main Street (Sixth Avenue) and Park Street (57th Street). In the 1870s or 1880s, Seth Doan Dry Goods occupied the first floor, and S. W. Truesdell the second floor. Th…

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  • Chicago and Northwestern Depot

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    This photograph was taken by L. M. Thiers soon after the completion of the station. The building was completed in 1888. George Villas was the ticket agent. The station was located at the corner of Wes…

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  • Home of Michael Frank

    This is the home of Michael Frank at the corner of West Main Street (13th Avenue) and Pearl (55th) Street. It is not known how long Michael Frank lived in this home. In his diary of 1855, he refers to…

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  • Kenosha harbor

    Looking north from the south approach of Main Street (Sixth Avenue) bridge. N. R. Tannery office building (left), Hotel Schlitz (center), Peter Fisher, Jr., coal yard. Center or swing part of this bri…

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  • Advertisement - barber shop

    The Kenosha Times, August 13, 1857, printed this advertisement for William Jenefer, the new owner of a barber shop on Main Street that was formerly occupied by George Crissup. The advertised barber sh…

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  • Schwartz Building

    Dewey, C. E

    The Schwartz office and store building, was built by Samuel Schwartz of Waukegan, Illinois, in 1923. The location was the northeast corner of Sixth Avenue and 58th Street. This corner was prominent in…

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  • Main and South Streets, 1918

    This shows the street car track rounding the corner from South (59th) Street north onto Main Street (Sixth Avenue). The first building noticed is the "Kneenan Block" - the two-story frame building wit…

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  • Map of Southport

    This map of downtown Southport (Kenosha) of 1838 helps to explain the bronze tablet on Hotel Dayton regarding the first church of Kenosha. That building originally stood in the center of Main Street w…

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  • First National Bank, Kenosha Telegraph, Bain and Brother

    Truesdell, S. W

    This view at the corner of Market Square (56th Street) and Main Street (Sixth Avenue) was taken sometime in the late 1870s. The firm of Bain and Brother was Edward Bain, the founder of the Bain Wagon…

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  • Mr. and Mrs. Lucas G. Merrill

    Well, Asa F

    Mr. L. G. Merrill and his wife, Eurice Nichols Merrill, lived on the northwest corner of Prairie Avenue (60th Street) and Ann Street (Sheridan Road). Mr. Merrill was connected with George S. Baldwin i…

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  • Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot and Kenosha Accommodation Train

    Truesdell, S. W

    The Kenosha Accommodation Train began its run on May 28, 1866, and ran between Kenosha and the Wells Street Depot in Chicago. The first Kenosha depot stood on the southwest corner of West Main Street…

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  • Grant House

    In 1875, Mr. Levi Grant built the Grant House on the northeast corner of Main Street (Sixth Avenue) and Wisconsin Street (58th Street). The opening (February 21, 1876) of this new hotel in Kenosha was…

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  • T. J. Meyers livery stable

    The location of the Meyers livery stable was on the south side of Market Square, a half block west of Main Street. It is likely that this location had been a livery stable location from the very begin…

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  • Home and undertaking parlors of Thomas Hansen

    The Kenosha City Directory of 1899 gave the location of the undertaking parlors shown by this picture as 163 South (59th) Street near Main Street. Thomas Hansen came to Kenosha in about 1871, and form…

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  • Home of Osian M. Pettit

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    The residence of Osian Marsh Pettit was located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Prairie Avenue (60th Street) and West Main Street (13th Avenue). In 1940 it was known as 1218 - 60th Stre…

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  • Market Street (56th) east from the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad (13th Avenue)

    Newell, R. S

    This picture, taken before the elevation of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad tracks and the development of the Civic Center, is looking east on Market Street (56th) from Main Street (13th Avenue)…

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  • Company E Fifth Infantry, Wisconsin National Guard

    Dewey, C. E

    This is the first Kenosha Company to become a member of the Wisconsin National Guard. Company "E" of the Fifth Infantry was sworn in on August 12, 1898, with W. W. Miller as Captain, Frank E. McCordy…

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  • City Hotel

    The City Hotel was built in the early 1850s on the north side of Market (56th) Street between Main Street and Exchange Street. Some of the early proprietors of the hotel were: T. J. Meyers, W. F. Hall…

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  • West Main and Park Streets, north from Park

    Newell, R. S

    Southwest Main Street (13th Avenue) looking north from Park Street (57th) along the main line, double tracks of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad about the year 1922. The tracks were at street gra…

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  • Park Street, between Main and Exchange

    Dewey, C. E

    The street is Park Street (57th Street) before being paved. The buildings in this picture from left to right are the H. C. Schulz Hardware Store; Scholer and Funck, grocers, a warehouse used for stori…

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