• Sexton Building from Broadway and Michigan Streets

    Four story, large corner brick building with mansard roof. Italianate style, roundhead windows. Horse and part of cart seen in lower right foreground. Streets otherwise empty. Wooden sidewalks, earth…

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  • Snow and Horses at the Intersection of State and Broadway

    Taken sometime before 1924. Looking east, snow lines the streetside of a dirt State Street (formerly Martin). A horse-drawn cart turns the corner, while automobiles sit parked at the sides of the road…

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  • NE corner of E Wisconsin Ave and N Broadway

    Northeast corner of E. Wisconsin Ave (then Wisconsin St.) and N. Broadway (then Main St.) in the 1850s. View is looking north up N. Broadway. The telegraph poles at left would have been relatively rec…

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  • Friend Building

    Three quarter view of five story Italianate style building. Pilasters, cornices, and arched windows with hood moulding and keystones. Storefronts of several businesses are visible as well as neighbori…

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  • Intersection of E Wisconsin Ave and N Broadway

    Lindberg, Thorsten

    Illustration of the intersection of E. Wisconsin Ave. (then Wisconsin St.) and N. Broadway, in the 1870s or 1880s. The streetcars, which were electrified beginning 1890, are horse-drawn. The corner of…

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  • Stores along Broadway

    Horse-drawn carriages, carts and a variety of crates line a dirt Broadway. An assortment of two-story shops line the road, with larger buisnesses further down the road. A sign for Sherman's Photograpi…

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  • Loyalty Building three quarter southeast view

    View of five story stone Romanesque Revival office building with cornice, pilasters, sets of triplet windows, and multicentered arches. The entrances and some of the windows are arched. A small fence…

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  • Commission Row north view

    Long shot of Commission Row. Six bays within three-story brick building. Pilasters separate the bays. Awnings cover entrances and finials top the cornice. Horses and buggies in street. Built for Ludin…

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  • Horse-drawn vehicle on the roadside along Broadway

    A small horse-drawn carriage stands in the foreground; further back a man sits in a carriage. Large business buildings stand on the side of the street. Large signs for Sherman's "Photographic Gallery…

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  • Northern View Down Broadway

    Image looking north on Broadway from near Michigan St. On the west side of the street is the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. building, which housed the company from 1870 until 1885. Various sho…

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  • Sexton Building

    Four story, large corner brick building with mansard roof. Horse-drawn carriages and carriages and carts on earth road. Italianate style, roundhead windows. SE corner of Broadway & Michigan Streets.

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  • Posing by the Telegraph Pole at Broadway and Mason

    The Adam Roth Quiet House stands on the corner of Mason and Broadway. To the left are offices for the newspapers the Milwaukee Journal and the Daily Journal. Horse-drawn carriages travel along the dir…

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  • Northwestern Mutual main office on northwest corner of Michigan and Broadway

    Street view of five story Italiante Northwestern Mutual building at northwest corner of East Michigan and North Broadway. Horse-drawn vehicles visible, along with streetcar tracks. 611 North Broadway…

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  • Commission Row historic looking south

    Awnings extend from the buildings of Commission Row while horses with carts full of produce and bearing the names of vendors park in the street. People conduct business along the street. Commission Ro…

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  • Broadway between Wells and Kilbourn

    Looking at the east side of Broadway, likely between 1888-1910. From north [left] to south [right] are St. Mary's Church, the church's day school, homes (which became the Underwriters Exchange Buildin…

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  • East Side of Broadway between Wisconsin and Mason

    Horse-drawn carriages sit parked along the dirt roadside, in front of the area which is currently the AT&T Center. The five-story Hathaway Building at the corner of Mason and Broadway would be replace…

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  • Insurance Building early three quarter view

    View of six story stone office building. Dormer windows and gables built into mansard roof, which is topped with cast iron cresting. Arched entrance and windows with peaked moulding. Decorative stone…

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  • Etching of Horse Traffic on Broadway

    A variety of carts and carriages travel on Broadway, along with a sparse few pedestrians. The street is lined by large buildings, many of which are four stories high. A sign hangs from a rope over the…

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  • Freie Presse bilding

    A view of the Freie Presse building. The Freie Presse, an evening paper, began publication in May, 1878. In 1890, the Freie Presse was acquired by Paul Bechtner who started publishing the newspaper in…

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  • Broadway in late 1800s

    This photograph shows Milwaukee's N Broadway, likely some time in the 1880s or 1890s. A pair of horse-drawn vehicles can be seen in the dirt street. A man is standing on wooden scaffolding erected ato…

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