• 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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  • First National Bank driveway

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of the driveway and parking lot of the First National Bank on the former site of Janesville's Central Fire Station:

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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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  • City Cab Paint and Body Shop, Janesville

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of the City Cab Paint and Body Shop at 519 Centerway, formerly the site of Otto Buggs' City Yellow Cab. A large advertisement for McDonald's hamburgers is mounted on top of the building.

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  • Leath's Furniture Store window with hynotized woman

    Photo of a hypnotized woman who slept for a solid week in the display window of Leath's Furniture Store, as part of a performance from the Jeffris Theater across the street.

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  • Sam Hing's Laundry

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of the building housing Sam Hing's hand laundry at 22 South Jackson Street, with the Monterey Hotel sign in the background.

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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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  • 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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  • Brownell's grocery store

    Early 1900s photo of three men in front of L. C. Brownell's grocery store at 40 South Main Street

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  • Tobacco warehouse

    Postcard of an unidentified Janesville tobacco warehouse.

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  • Jackson Street merchants with their wares

    Late 1800s photo of a street scene of merchants on Jackson Street standing outside their stores with many of their wares, including baskets and barrels. Hanley Bros. Fruit Dealers, Skelly and Wilbur W…

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  • Interurban Hotel

    Undated photo of the Interurban Hotel and the old Methodist Church on Franklin Street. In 1925, the Interurban Hotel was purchased for $30,000, razed, and used as the site of the new YMCA, which is st…

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  • Milwaukee Street, West

    Color postcard showing horses and buggies lining the brick street, many telegraph poles, women in long dresses and hats, men in straw boaters, and shops with awnings.

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  • Robert Pershing Wadlow

    Photos about Robert Pershing Wadlow (1918-1940), a giant of a man from Alton, Illinois, who was almost 9 feet tall, weighed 432 pounds, and wore a 37 AA shoe that was 18 1/2 inches long. He visited Ja…

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  • Siker's Furniture Store, Janesville

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of Siker's Furniture Store on North Parker Drive in Janesville.

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  • Milwaukee Street, looking west

    This color postcard shows commercial buildings, the famous clock on the Merchants and Savings Bank, a sign for People's Drugs, street lamps, early automobiles (as well as horses and buggies), and asso…

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  • Milwaukee Street, West

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    1981 photo of the south side of West Milwaukee Street, including Dubes Jewelry (21 West Milwaukee), Wisconsin's Wonderful Waterbeds (23 West Milwaukee), and Jack's Other Store (25 West Milwaukee).

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