• Allen Tannery parade floats

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    Three parade floats and parade walkers in front of the N. R. Allen’s Sons Company, Circa 1918. Between 1856 and 1927, N. R. Allen Sons Company, Inc., founded by Nathan Allen and Levi Grant, produced l…

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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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  • Simmons factory fire

    Simmons Company

    Horse-drawn hose carts and a crowd of employees standing along the Kenosha lakefront, at the April 1892 fire that burned down the Simmons Manufacturing Company factory. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Si…

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