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The Winona: 1899

The Winona: 1899

Winona, Minnesota, circa 1899. "Winona Hotel." Spelled out in Edison bulbs. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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The courthouse

In May 2017, I spent seven days trying a case in the building off to the right of the former hotel, set back from the street - the Winona County Courthouse, built in 1889. I walked by this place many times without appreciating its heritage.

+/- 118

Still stands today as "senior" apartments.

Look out below!

I just love the pipe foot rails and handrails leading to the rungs built into the wall for escape. Would be hard pressed to make a decision to burn or fall.

Nice wagons!

Wow, those fancy people movers by the front entrance are more exciting than the usual cars people like to name. Would love to see more of them.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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