• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Southport home of the 1850s

    Dewey, C. E

    This house was typical of the "pretentious home" of the 1840s and 1850s when Kenosha was called Southport. It was located on the east side of West Main Street (12th Avenue) a few houses north of Grand…

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  • Home of Horace E. Clark

    This home was located on the southwest corner of Market (56th) Street and West Main Street (13th Avenue). About 1902, this house was moved west on Market Street by A. A. Riel, Sr., a leading grocer of…

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  • Allen Tannery exterior

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    The Harness Leather Building of the N. R. Allen’s Sons Tannery from across the bridge over Pike Creek at Main Street (now Sixth Avenue). August 1916. Between 1856 and 1927, N. R. Allen Sons Company, I…

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  • Kimball Hall

    Truesdell, S. W

    Kimball Hall was one of the early brick buildings of Kenosha. The second floor was Kenosha's "opera house" until about 1890. The seating equipment was wooden kitchen chairs. Lighting was furnished by…

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  • Market Square - July Fourth, 1875

    Truesdell, S. W

    This is thought to be a photograph of the beginning of a July Fourth parade on Market Square in about 1875. The stores visible here are on the east side of Main Street and included: William Ernst - gr…

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  • Key stone from Odd Fellows Hall

    Dewey, C. E

    The key stone shown here was from the Odd Fellows Hall which stood on the southeast corner of Wisconsin (58th) Street and Main Street (Sixth Avenue). In the fire of April 22, 1860, between forty and f…

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  • Allen Tannery exterior

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    Looking northwest at the N. R. Allen’s Sons Company plant, most likely taken from the old Main Street (now Sixth Avenue) bridge across Pike Creek. The building is identified with a sign listing the ta…

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  • Allen Tannery exterior

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    The N. R. Allen’s Sons plant in summer, looking northwest across Pike Creek from downtown Kenosha. The old Main Street bridge can be seen on the right, Peoples Cash Meat Market in the foreground. Circ…

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  • Park Street House

    This hotel was located on the north side of Park Street, a half block west of Main Street (later, the location became 606-608 57th Street). The hotel was patronized considerably by farmers. The pictur…

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  • Allen Tannery exterior

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    The N. R. Allen’s Sons plant in summer, looking northwest across Pike Creek from downtown Kenosha. The old Main Street (now Sixth Avenue) bridge can be seen on the right, and Peoples Cash Meat Market…

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  • Allen Tannery exterior

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    The N. R. Allen’s Sons Company plant in winter, looking northwest across Pike Creek from downtown Kenosha. A horse-drawn carriage and pedestrians are crossing the old Main Street (now Sixth Avenue) br…

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  • First Y.M.C.A. building

    Picture was taken about 1898 by Hollister and Thiers. On the porch is Mr. John Adams, secretary of the Y.M.C.A. In the yard is Mr. F. M. Davis. The group at the corner of the fence is Mrs. and Mr. O.…

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  • Zalmon G. Simmons in his office

    Simmons Company

    Zalmon G. Simmons in his office on the corner of Pearl and Main Street (now 55th Street and Sixth Avenue) in downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin. Circa 1898. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons…

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