• Kent Block, 1982

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    1982 photo of the Kent Block built in 1895 at the corner of Main and Court Streets includes Jan's Beauty Salon, 52 South Main: Jan sold her shop to Marilyn. Marilyn's Wavemakers Salon continues to ope…

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  • 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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  • River Street grocer

    Photo of five men outside their grocery store on River Street in Janesville. The scene includes baskets of fruits and vegetables, including bananas and pineapples, and an ad for Hires root beer! It al…

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  • Apollo Theater on Milwaukee Street

    Color postcard of the Apollo Theater on Milwaukee Street in Janesville looking east.

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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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  • Leath Furniture Company

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of the Leath Furniture Store at 314 West Milwaukee Ave. It is said to be on the former site of the Ullius Radiator Shop.

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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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  • Corn Exchange, 1950

    This photo of the Corn Exchange Block shows the veterans' monument, men sitting on park bench, traffic light, 1950s cars, Western Union, Evans jewelry store, "The ShadeShop," and a Westinghouse store.

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  • Corn Exchange fountain

    Photo of the Corn Exchange Square with its three-tiered fountain: The photo includes many people, horses and buggies, and a streetcar. The fountain was not extant in 2005.

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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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  • Myers House Hotel, 1875

    1875 photo of Myers House Hotel from South Main Street. Photo includes an unpaved street, a horse and coach.

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  • Janesville Gazette building

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of the Janesville Gazette building at 1 South Parker Drive taken from across Milwaukee street.

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  • Civil War veterans parade 1924

    1924 photo of a parade honoring Wisconsin's Civil War Iron Brigade and the First Brigade band in downtown Janesville. The Iron Brigade included Rock County's Company F, First Regiment Wisconsin Volunt…

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  • Rock County 4-H Fair parade, 1979

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    1979 photo of a float in the Rock County 4-H Fair parade in Janesville. The float depicts "Queen Mary" and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Rock County 4-H Fair.

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  • Elks Carnival Parade

    Photos of an Elks Carnival Parade on Milwaukee Street in August of the late 1800s. Photo one, on the corner of River and Milwaukee Streets, includes views of the Hall, Sayles and Fifield Jewelry Store…

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  • Milwaukee Street Bridge

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    This photo of East and West Milwaukee Street from Main Street includes on the east, the Lappin-Hayes block and McLean's Jewelry (22 East Milwaukee), on the left-hand corner of Main Street. Fannie Mae…

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  • Haase's Family Grocery

    Gruver, Lowell "Bud"

    Photo of Haase's Family Grocery on West Milwaukee Street in Janesville, formerly the site of Schoeberle's Grocery Store.

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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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