• 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

    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

    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 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, 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 (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, looking north

    This color postcard shows a number of unidentified commercial buildings, as well as a drug store, a cigar store, a trolley car, and a horse and buggy.

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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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  • Main Street (South), looking north

    Turn of the twentieth century color postcard of South Main Street looking north from the Masonic Temple. Horses and buggies are parked along the street, and a streetcar track is visible in the center…

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  • Main Street as seen from Milwaukee Street in the 1890s

    Late 1800s photo of Main Street from Milwaukee Street, including the Jackman Building and the Myers House. Horses and buggies, buildings with awnings, and unpaved streets are included in this photo.

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  • Myers House Hotel, 1875

    1875 photo of Myers House Hotel from South Main Street. Photo includes an unpaved street, a horse and coach.

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  • Nichols Store

    Tinted postcard showing the exterior of the Nichols Store at 32 South Main Street. This turn of the twentieth century store sold household furnishings, holiday and souvenir items, candy, groceries, ha…

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  • Milwaukee Street Bridge

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    This photo of East and West Milwaukee Street from Main Street includes on the east, the Lappin-Hayes block and McLean's Jewelry (22 East Milwaukee), on the left-hand corner of Main Street. Fannie Mae…

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  • Rock County Bank

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    1981 photos of the entrance to the Rock County Bank at 1 South Main Street at the corner of Main and Milwaukee Streets in Janesville. It was built on the site of the former Myers Hotel.

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  • Fourth of July parade, 1869

    1869 photo of a marching band marching down Janesville's unpaved Main Street in a Fourth of July parade. Horses and buggies are parked along one side of the street, while onlookers gather under awning…

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  • Fredendall Building

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Undated photo of the Fredendall Building at 33 South Main Street (the corner of Main and Court Streets). The building was built in 1855. Carrie Jacobs Bond, Janesville composer of "I Love You Truly" a…

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