• Main Street

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    This photo of the west side of North Main Street includes several retail shops, identified and unidentified. Among the identified ones are Dorothy's Records, Cards, and Candles; and Patti's Place.

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  • Main Street

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    This photo of the east side of South Main Street in Janesville includes the Downtown Cafe and the Rock County Bank

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  • Main Street

    This color postcard shows Main Street from the north. It is full summer as one can tell from the foliage on the trees at the Courthouse which can be seen beyond the commercial buildings. Horses and bu…

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  • Main Street

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo showing North Main Street after the April 28, 1978 fire that destroyed the building at 14 North Main: New stores include The Star restaurant and the Tobacco Bar.

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  • Main Street

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    This photo of the west side of South Main Street in Janesville around 1981 includes the retail store, Book World.

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  • Main Street

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    This photo of the west side of South Main Street in Janesville includes Muril's Menswear, Williams' Jewelry, and the Hayes Block building.

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  • Main Street

    Early 1900s photo of Main Street, looking north from the corner of Main and Milwaukee Streets.

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  • Main Street

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of North Main Street, including the Janesville Sport Shop (22 North Main), Hall's Fine Portraits (20 North Main), and the IOOF, No. 14, on the second floor of 22 North Main: The Shamrock bar was…

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  • Main Street

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    This photo of the west side of North Main Street around 1981 shows some of the retail businesses on the street, including the King's Pub; Dorothy's Records, Cards,and Candles; and Patti's Place.

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  • Main Street

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo showing North Main Street buildings before the April 28, 1978 fire that destroyed the building at 14 North Main, including C.J.'s tavern:

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  • Main Street Construction

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of road construction work and workers on North Main Street in Janesville. Gruver's caption called attention to the lone woman construction worker among several men, a pretty novel occurrence in…

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  • Main Street (North)

    This tinted postcard shows North Main Street at the turn of the twentieth century. The Empire Hotel and other commercial establishments line the muddy road.

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  • Main Street Construction

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of 1980s construction on North Main Street in Janesville showing light posts being moved by a steam shovel.

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  • Main Street, North

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    This photo of shops on North Main Street around 1981 includes Sheppard's Jewelry Store and the Carl Timm Agency.

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  • Main Street Construction

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of a woman driving a dump truck for the FPandT Construction Corporation of Edgerton during the road construction on North Main Street in the early 1980s. Gruver's caption called attention to the…

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  • Main Street (South)

    This color postcard depicts South Main Street looking toward the Courthouse. Commercial buildings line the unpaved street, and horses and buggies are parked along the sidewalks.

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  • Main Street looking south

    This tinted postcard shows Main Street when it was a residential neighborhood with large leafy trees and large houses.

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  • Main Street looking north

    This color postcard shows a subdued Main Street. No pedestrians are visible among the commercial buildings. Only horses and buggies parked along the street provide evidence that humans inhabit this to…

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  • Milwaukee and Main Street

    1882 photo of W. Milwaukee St. taken from the Milwaukee St. bridge showing unpaved streets, horses and buggies; Sea Side Oyster House; W. C. Holmes, Merchant, Tailor; John Griffiths' Hardware; ads for…

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  • Main Street, rear view

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of North Main Street shops from the rear (the Rock River side), including Sheppard's Jewelry Store.

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