Pictures from Dennis Tully

Dennis Tully (, director of the Burlington Historical Society, was kind enough to send me several interesting Racine pictures. Please stop by BHS’s website to take a look at what he’s put together:
(Click on thumbnails for full-size picture)


This photo must be the original for the 6th-and-College postcard over on the Postcards section. I especially like the children standing on the sidewalk watching the photographer work.
Dedication of Soldier’s Monument in Monument Square, c. 1880
Monument Square, c. 1944. Rialto Theater, Baker Block, Hotel Racine and Post Office on left. Zahn’s food store, Wieman’s 5 & 10, and First National Bank on right.
4th of July Parade on Main Street in late 1880s
T.M.E.R.L. rail car from the early 1900s.
The old Secor Trunk Company building on the east side of 400 block of Lake Avenue. Photo about 1975.
The Chicago and Milwaukee Electric Railway depot in West Racine, early 1900s.
New Orpheum Theater, which was at the northwest corner of State and Main streets.
Looking northeast at the 400 block of Main Street from the top of the courthouse on Monument Square.
Fire station on northwest corner of 4th and Wisconsin. I believe this belongs to the Journal Times now.
Shoop Building on corner of State Street and Wisconsin Avenue, looking east from State Street bridge about 1905.
Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad train at depot in West Racine, c. 1960.


One thought on “Pictures from Dennis Tully

  1. I recently read your article about Ben and Ellie Schwartz.
    My father, Joseph Kairis was president of the labor union for Webster Electric Company in Racine during the 1950’s. Ben was the attorney for the Union.

    David Kairis
    St. Paul, MN

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