• Kent Block, 1982

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    1982 photo of the Kent Block built in 1895 at the corner of Main and Court Streets includes Jan's Beauty Salon, 52 South Main: Jan sold her shop to Marilyn. Marilyn's Wavemakers Salon continues to ope…

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  • Lappin-Hayes Block, 1980s

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    This photo of the Hayes Block from the early 1980s includes the Dewey and Brandt Silverware and China store (16 East Milwaukee Street) and McLean's Jewelry (22 East Milwaukee Street). The Hayes Block…

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  • Corn Exchange, 1950

    This photo of the Corn Exchange Block shows the veterans' monument, men sitting on park bench, traffic light, 1950s cars, Western Union, Evans jewelry store, "The ShadeShop," and a Westinghouse store.

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  • Corn Exchange fountain

    Photo of the Corn Exchange Square with its three-tiered fountain: The photo includes many people, horses and buggies, and a streetcar. The fountain was not extant in 2005.

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  • Lappin-Hayes Block, 1980s, close-up

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    This close-up photo of the side of the Lappin-Hayes Block building shows an advertisement for Dewey and Brandt Jewelers, sellers of silverware, chinaware, diamonds, watches and clocks. The roadway und…

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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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  • Milwaukee Street, West

    This undated (1950s?) photo of buildings on West Milwaukee Street in Janesville includes the Wisconsin Power and Light Company; Yagla's camera, radio, and television store; a bowling alley / ice cream…

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  • First National Bank, 1890s

    19th century photo of the First National Bank at the corner of River and Milwaukee Streets. A horse pulling two people in a sleigh is in front. Conner and Hawes Law Offices are on the second floor. A…

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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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  • Demolition of a building

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of the demolition of a building at the corner of Milwaukee and Franklin Streets. An advertisement for Wood's Carriages is painted on an exposed brick wall, and a sign for "The Hub: Clothes for M…

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  • Janesville Carriage Works building

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of building that used to house the Janesville Carriage Works at 201-203 E. Milwaukee Street. The business was started in 1876 but called Hodge and Buchholz until 1893, when the business was inco…

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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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