• Home and undertaking parlors of Thomas Hansen

    The Kenosha City Directory of 1899 gave the location of the undertaking parlors shown by this picture as 163 South (59th) Street near Main Street. Thomas Hansen came to Kenosha in about 1871, and form…

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  • City Hotel

    The City Hotel was built in the early 1850s on the north side of Market (56th) Street between Main Street and Exchange Street. Some of the early proprietors of the hotel were: T. J. Meyers, W. F. Hall…

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  • First National Bank, J. A. Slosson store, Daniel Knapp store

    Truesdell, S. W

    The buildings shown here were on the southeast corner of the intersection of Main Street (Sixth Avenue) and Park Street (56th Street) and looking in a northeasterly direction. The First National Bank…

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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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  • Rouse Simmons store

    The R. Simmons general store was located on Main Street in Kenosha. On the second floor of this building was Simmons' Hall. For years many social events, balls, and parties were held there. Rouse Simm…

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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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  • Market Square - July Fourth, 1875

    Truesdell, S. W

    This is thought to be a photograph of the beginning of a July Fourth parade on Market Square in about 1875. The stores visible here are on the east side of Main Street and included: William Ernst - gr…

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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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  • Corner of Main and Market Streets

    Truesdell, S. W

    Photograph probably taken by S. W. Truesdell in 1894.The three story corner building is believed to be the Durkee warehouse. The store with the large awning was the meat market of the English brothers…

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  • Lee Fellows

    Lee Fellows was a leading merchant on Kenosha's Main Street in the 1860s and 1870s. His store was located about the center of the 5700 block on the west side of Sixth Avenue. He was very active in the…

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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 bridge can be seen on the right, Peoples Cash Meat Market in the foreground. Circ…

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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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  • 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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  • Zalmon G. Simmons in his office

    Simmons Company

    Zalmon G. Simmons in his office on the corner of Pearl and Main Street (now 55th Street and Sixth Avenue) in downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin. Circa 1898. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons…

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  • Zalmon G. Simmons' secretary inside his office

    Simmons Company

    George M. Bennett, Mr. Simmons private secretary, at his desk in Zalmon G. Simmons’ office on the corner of Pearl and Main Street (now 55th Street and Sixth Avenue) in downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin. Cir…

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  • Zalmon G. Simmons' first office

    Simmons Company

    Zalmon G. Simmons’ first office on the corner of Pearl and Main Street (now 55th Street and Sixth Avenue), in downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin. Circa 1898. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons…

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  • Young America Building

    This photograph was taken on March 11, 1892, of the Young America building, which was located on Wisconsin (58th Street) Street, west of Main Street (Sixth Avenue). Charles A. Theleen, at the right of…

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  • Zalmon G. Simmons’ secretary inside his office

    Simmons Company

    George M. Bennett, Mr. Simmons private secretary, at his desk in Zalmon G. Simmons’ office on the corner of Pearl and Main Street (now 55th Street and Sixth Avenue) in downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin. Cir…

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