• 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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    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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  • Allen Tannery parade float

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    A side view of a float by the N. R. Allen’s Sons Company for the Kenosha City Centennial Parade on June 24, 1915. The parade float is decorated with tanbark, harness leather, and Allen Sole Strips. A…

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  • Allen Tannery exterior

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    An exterior view looking north at the N. R. Allen’s Sons plant. Circa 1900. Between 1856 and 1927, N. R. Allen Sons Company, Inc., founded by Nathan Allen and Levi Grant, produced leather products suc…

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  • Allen Tannery employees

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    Employees of the N. R. Allen’s Sons Tannery. Circa 1890. Between 1856 and 1927, N. R. Allen Sons Company, Inc., founded by Nathan Allen and Levi Grant, produced leather products such as horse harnesse…

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  • Allen Tannery interior

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    An overview of a hide cellar at the N. R. Allen’s Sons Tannery, which received approximately 1,500 hides daily. Here they stored around 150,000 to 180,000 hides to be sorted and delivered to the beam…

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  • Allen Tannery demolition

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    The N. R. Allen’s Sons Tannery chimney just before being razed by wreckers in June 1975. The former N. R. Allen Tannery went out of business in the 1920s, and the plant’s former buildings sold at auct…

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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

    A former N. R. Allen’s Sons Company Tannery building, looking north from across the Pike Creek, with the Schlitz Hotel in the background. The tannery had gone out of business in the 1920s, with the bu…

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  • Charles Chester Allen

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    A portrait of Mr. Charles Chester Allen, President of N. R. Allen’s Sons Tannery, and a Kenosha civic and business leader. Circa 1930s. Between 1856 and 1927, N. R. Allen Sons Company, Inc., founded b…

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  • Allen Tannery exterior

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    A former N. R. Allen’s Sons Tannery building, circa 1930s. The tannery went out of business in the 1920s, and the buildings were used for other purposes after being sold at auction in 1929. Between 18…

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  • Allen Tannery exterior

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    Looking northeast across downtown Kenosha from the rooftop of the Kenosha Courthouse, with former N. R. Allen’s Sons Tannery buildings in the background. The tannery went out of business in the 1920s…

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  • Allen Tannery interior

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    Employees of N. R. Allen’s Sons Tannery at a vat where the hides are chemically treated by tannin to become leather. Circa 1910. Between 1856 and 1927, N. R. Allen Sons Company, Inc., founded by Natha…

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  • Allen Tannery women employees at work

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    Women employees finishing leather in the N. R. Allen’s Sons Tannery during World War I. Between 1856 and 1927, N. R. Allen Sons Company, Inc., founded by Nathan Allen and Levi Grant, produced leather…

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  • Allen Tannery machinery

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    Shaving machines at the N. R. Allen’s Sons Tannery. Circa 1910. Between 1856 and 1927, N. R. Allen Sons Company, Inc., founded by Nathan Allen and Levi Grant, produced leather products such as horse h…

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  • Women piling tan bark

    A view from N. R. Allen Sons Company Tannery during the World War days when women filled the places of men, April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918.

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  • Allen Tannery exterior

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    An exterior view of the N. R. Allen’s Sons Tannery hide house, built in 1909-1910. Here approximately 150,000 hides were sorted and stored. This building still stands at the corner of 52nd Street and…

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  • N. R. Allen's Sons company

    Looking west, the street running by the gas tank and between the tannery building is Grand Avenue (52nd Street).

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  • Allen Tannery interior

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    N.R. Allen’s Sons Company Tannery employees working in the hide-cellar, where hides were sorted, weighed and graded. Circa 1902. Between 1856 and 1927, N. R. Allen Sons Company, Inc., founded by Natha…

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  • Allen Tannery exhibition booth

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    An exhibition booth for N. R. Allen’s Sons Company, showing the harness and sole leather produced by the Allen Tannery. Between 1856 and 1927, N. R. Allen Sons Company, Inc., founded by Nathan Allen a…

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