• Main Street

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    This photograph was taken May 12, 1898, by L. M. Thiers, and is looking north from near the intersection of Main and South Streets (Sixth Avenue and 59th Street). This is the first street pavement to…

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  • 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 bridge (Sixth Avenue)

    Newell, R. S

    This view and the one shown by lantern slide number 125 were taken at the same time and the same description applies to this image. Photo taken on the north side of the river, looking south. Preparato…

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  • Main Street - May - 3 pm

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

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  • Market Square and Main Street

    This is a view looking north and shows the First National Bank. On Market Street the wooden buildings of the Bain Wagon Company, Benedict and Tarbell office building, and the corner building, the Firs…

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  • Main Street bridge - view looking west

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

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  • Main Street (Sixth Avenue) mud puddle

    This photo is taken looking north, from the south side of the intersection of Main Street (Sixth Avenue) and Market Street. The person crossing the street though the mud with rubber boots on is W. R.…

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  • Moving of the Main Street bridge

    Newell, R. S

    Photo taken on the north side of the river, looking south. Preparatory to the moving, in 1920, of the Main Street steel bridge, the swinging unit was floated by scows to form a part of the improved Mi…

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kenosha harbor in the 1850s

    This engraving depicting the Kenosha harbor appeared on a letter that was written by C. C. Sholes, the brother of C. Latham Sholes, the inventor of the typewriter, in 1856. C. C. Sholes was the first…

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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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  • The "Mischief" fishing boat

    This picture of the fishing boat, "Mischief," laying in Mince's Creek in front of fish shanties at the bridge to Washington Island, was taken in 1905. The two stores at the top of the hill are facing…

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