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Oconomowoc WI

Mon Bijou

Just as Lake Geneva Wisconsin is a smaller version of Newport RI, Oconomowoc WI is a smaller version of Lake Geneva. From the 1870s to the 1930s it drew the wealthy from Milwaukee, Chicago, and St Louis, who built palacial estates, many of which are still standing. The most prominant is Mon Bijou (My Jewel) … Continue reading »

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Main Street

The heart of downtown is shown in this photo from 1918. Note City Hall in the distance.

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City Hall

Here is City Hall as it looked in 1908. It was restored in 1983 at a cost 0f $1.9 million.

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Zion Episcopal Church

Zion Episcopal Church was built in 1889 and is situated on a peninsula that juts out into Lake Fowler. The postcard is from 1895.

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Peck House

The Peck House was built as one building in 1846 with subsequent additions made thereafter. The most interesting of those are the 10 Ionic columns taken from the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It was separated into two dwellings in 1923.

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