• 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, 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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  • First Congregational Church --1860

    1860 photo of First Congregational Church and the Rock River from the back of Bostwick's store, looking west up Dodge Street when Dodge Street was a dirt road.

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  • Milwaukee Street, West

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of the south side of West Milwaukee Street from High Street, including the Christian Book Supply Store, Salvation Army Thrift Store, Sharon's Draperies and Gems, Rings, and Things.

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  • Main Street (South)

    This color postcard depicts South Main Street looking toward the Courthouse. Commercial buildings line the unpaved street, and horses and buggies are parked along the sidewalks.

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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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  • Main Street

    Early 1900s photo of Main Street, looking north from the corner of Main and Milwaukee Streets.

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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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  • Milwaukee Street Bridge in the early 1900s

    Early 1900s photo of the Milwaukee Street bridge looking east, with the Jackman Block on the left, and the Hayes Block and the Myers Hotel on right. A couple of boys are riding bicycles across the bri…

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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 and River Streets

    Color postcard of the commercial buildings on Milwaukee Street, which appears to be unpaved. Horses and buggies as well as pedestrians populate the wide street.

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  • West Milwaukee Street

    Tinted postcard showing business establishments along West Milwaukee Street in the horse and buggy era.

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  • Fourth of July, 1870

    1870 photo of the corner of Main and Court Streets looking north, with many horses and buggies in the street. A sign advertises Lamont and Fuller. This photo is said to have been taken on the Fourth o…

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  • Milwaukee Street, West

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    This 1981 photo of West Milwaukee Street looking east from Franklin Street shows the Pine Grove Restaurant, Sears, Sheehan's Shoes, and the First Savings Bank. St. Mary's Steeple is in the background.

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  • Milwaukee Street, East

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of buildings on the 100 block of East Milwaukee Street, including the Helgesen Building (101 East Milwaukee), Modern Abstract and Title Company (111 East Milwaukee), and Northrop Company, a canv…

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  • Milwaukee Street, West

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    1981 photo of various store windows, including Ivy Floral; Dr. Donald Balfour, Optometrist; and a barber shop.

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  • Milwaukee Street, West

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of the north side of the 200 block of West Milwaukee Street from Jackson Street, including the Cozy Inn, Chop Suey restaurant, Steve's Typewriter, Century Ceramics, and Quaerna's Tap.

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  • Milwaukee Street looking west in 1850

    This 1850 photo of Milwaukee Street looking west from the Jackman Building includes a horse and buggy, the Valley Chief Reaper Gun Shop, and a furniture store.

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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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