• 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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  • R. M. Bostwick and Son Men's Wear Store

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    1980 photo of the exterior and sign for R. M. Bostwick and Son Men's Wear store at 16 South Main Street. Covered windows are the closed J. M. Bostwick store.

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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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  • Music Mart Building

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    1980s photo of the Music Mart at 12 South Main Street, once the site of the 1845 Holden and Kemp Drug Store where perfume known as "Tallman's Florida Water" was sold. Prior to being a seasonal Hallowe…

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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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  • 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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  • Kent Block, 1900

    Photo of the Kent Block at the corner of Main Street and Court Street. At the time the photograph was taken, it was called "A. C. Kent's La Vista and Court St. Flats, corner of Court and Main Streets…

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  • Fourth Avenue Dam over the Rock River in Janesville

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    1982 photo of the Fourth Avenue Dam (also known as Center/Centerway Avenue Dam) with a bridge in the background. The white building is Adams Roofing Company, 411 North Main Street. In 2005 it has the…

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  • Court Street Methodist Church exterior

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    1981 photo of the exterior of what used to be the Court Street Methodist Church, built in 1870, at 36 South Main Street. In 1904, it was sold to the Masonic Order and became a Masonic Hall, and still…

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  • D. D. Wilson's Music Store and the Park Shoe Store

    1870 photo depicting D. D. Wilson's Music Store and the Park Shoe Store at the northwest corner of Court and Main Streets. Later this was the site of the Court Street Methodist Church, and still later…

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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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  • Merchants and Savings Bank construction site

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    1979 photos of the construction of Merchants and Savings Bank at 100 North Main Street. One of Janesville's oldest financial institutions, the bank had various locations and numerous name changes. It…

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  • Frick Printing Company exterior

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of the exterior of the Frick Printing Co. (1897-1982), run since the late 1930s by Bob Coyne, described as the "last of the hand typesetters." Located at 119 East Milwaukee Street on the site of…

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  • J. M. Bostwick store and the Used but Nice Office Furniture store

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of the exteriors of the J. M. Bostwick store which closed in the mid to later 1970s at 20 South Main Street. J. M. Bostwick was in the dry goods business with and without partners in Janesville…

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  • Janesville Floral Company

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of Janesville Floral Company, and Thomas F. Berg's Law Offices. The Janesville Floral Company began in 1893 when George and Fred Rentschler started the business. In 1927, Janesville Floral bough…

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  • Salvation Army, 1979

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of the Salvation Army building when it was at 101 North Main Street. It is said that, in its early days in Janesville, the Salvation Army had a 5-6 member band playing on the corner of Milwaukee…

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  • Merchants and Savings Bank exterior on West Milwaukee Street

    Photo of the exterior of the Merchants and Savings Bank in Janesville. The Merchants and Mechanics Savings Bank was organized in 1875 under the presidency of David Jeffris and later of Dr. Henry Palme…

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