• Main Street - north end - Old Main Street bridge

    Truesdell, S. W

    This photograph was taken from a high point on the Bain Wagon Company property facing north up Main Street, showing the bend in the street to the left to meet Milwaukee Avenue. The lawn of the Pennoye…

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  • Main Street south from Park Street

    Dewey, C. E

    This view of Main Street (Sixth Avenue) is looking south from Park (57th) Street on the east side of the street and was taken in 1930.

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  • Main Street south from Market Square

    This picture is part of a panoramic photograph loaned by Mrs. J. C. Cornwell, July 1935. The original picture was taken about 1905. Note the single track street car. The three story brick building on…

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  • Market Square and Main Street - fire reservoir

    Truesdell, S. W

    This is a view of the west side of Main Street in 1875. The stores at this time on Main Street included: F. W. Lyman and Son - shoes, English Brothers - meat, Paul Sauber - groceries, F. Robinson - dr…

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  • Market Square at Main Street looking east

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    This is a view of Market (56th) Street at Main Street (Sixth Avenue) looking east from Market Square toward Lake Michigan. The tall chimney in the distance giving out smoke is of the Simmons Company.…

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  • Kenosha harbor, west of Main Street bridge

    At the extreme left is a pile of tan bark for the N. R. Allen Sons Company tannery, which may have been brought by the sailing vessels in the photograph. The trees in the distance on the left are on W…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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