Allamakee co. IAGenWeb Project
updated October 31, 2011

Photos of Waukon
Makee twp.

Spring Ave. Waukon - contributed by Errin Wilker


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Waukon, ca 1870
Waukon, ca 1870

The sign on the brick building reads
"Kemble Nickel".
Photographer - Huffman & Barnard of Waukon

Calling card of Huffman & Barnard
Calling card of Huffman & Barnard
Photographic Artists

New Gallery, Cor. Main and Allamakee Sts.
Waukon, Iowa

~photo & card contributed by Errin Wilker

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Scene in Business Section of Waukon, postcard dated 1907
Scene in Business Section of Waukon, postcard dated 1907
Collins Grocer is first building from left
~contributed by Errin Wilker
Waukon, postcard dated 1910
Waukon, postcard dated 1910
Views of the Opera Smoke House, High School, dam & 2 street scenes
~contributed by Errin Wilker
   
Postville fire, 1910
Fire in the top floor, Waukon, 1910
~contributed by Gloria Payne
Waukon street scene, postcard dated 1914
Waukon street scene, postcard dated 1914
~contributed by Errin Wilker
   
Waukon Post Office, undated
Waukon Post Office, undated
~contributed by Errin Wilker
Waukon street scene, undated
Waukon street scene, postcard undated
~contributed by Errin Wilker

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Waukon City Hall & Court House, dated 1935
Waukon City Hall & Court House, postcard dated 1935
~contributed by Errin Wilker

Waukon City Hall, with turret, undated
Waukon City Hall, with turret

The roof, peaked dormer with the circled window, and turret are no longer on the City Hall. The date of this postcard is unknown and it is unknown when the roof, peaked dormer, and turret were removed.

~source: Photo-postcard collection of Walt Searcy, printed in the Waukon Republican-Standard, December 2, 1986
~contributed by Connie Ellis


Waukon, ca1890's
Allamakee St., c1890

The Old Court House (built in 1861) is dominant in the background. Also visible are the Dillenberg stone building and the Martin building on the right side of Allamakee Street, as are the columns of the Old Opera House and the Allamakee Hotel on the left. The view is looking north.

~source: 1996 Waukon State Bank Calendar
~contributed by Errin Wilker

Allamakee St. Before Dutch Elm Disease
Allamakee St. Before Dutch Elm Disease
Street leading to fairgrounds, Waukon

~contributor comments: I think the photo looks north, somewhere in the 500 or 600 section for house numbers on Allamakee St.

~source: Photo-postcard collection of Walt Searcy, printed in the Waukon Republican-Standard, December 2, 1986
~contributed by Connie Ellis

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West Main St. Waukon, undated
View of West Main Street, undated

On one corner is Grimm Brothers Drug Store, and across the street is Hale and Sons Department Store.  Beyon Hale's is the former entrance to one of several Waukon Banks, and the Grand Hotel is clearly visible at the end of the block.

~source: 1996 Waukon State Bank Calendar
~contributed by Errin Wilker

East Main St. - Elon Road, undated
East Main St. - Elon Road, undated

Published by Pocket City Post Card Co., McGregor, Iowa

~source: Photo-postcard collection of Walt Searcy, printed in the Waukon Republican-Standard, December 2, 1986
~contributed by Connie Ellis

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Lee Bros Co. Dept. Store, Waukon
Lee Bros Co. Dept. Store, Waukon

~contributor comments: The Lee Brothers Department Store is mentioned in the local newspaper as early as May 1923. Over the years, the building has been the home to many business places and has gone through various remodeling alterations to the exterior of the building/buildings. Based on the architectural design of the arched windows on the second level of the building on the left, and the row of 4 windows on the second level of the building on the right , I think, as of October 18, 2011, the building is now the Hartwig USA Drug Store (21 West Main Street) downtown Waukon, Iowa. In the 1950's and the 1960's, it was the Schultz's Five and Dime Variety Store.

~source: Photo-postcard collection of Walt Searcy, printed in the Waukon Republican-Standard, December 2, 1986
~contributed by Connie Ellis

Waukon Band Stand, c1915
Waukon Band Stand, c1915
~contributed by Darrel Waters

Street scene in Waukon, undated, ca early 1900's
Street scene in Waukon, undated, ca early 1900's

~source: Photo-postcard collection of Walt Searcy, printed in the Waukon Republican-Standard, December 2, 1986
~contributed by Connie Ellis

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Spring Avenue, Waukon ca 1911
Spring Avenue, Waukon ca 1911
~contributed by Diana Diedrich
Spring Avenue, Waukon, December 1947
Spring Avenue, Waukon, December 1947
~contributed by Diana Diedrich

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Waukon ca 1915
Waukon ca 1915
~contributed by Jeannie Hegeman, the photo was taken by her grandfather


Waukon street scene - undated
Public Square, Waukon, photographer - Payne, undated photo
~contributed by Debra J. Richardson
(note - a larger & clearer version of this photo is on pg 2 of the Waukon photos)

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