Saturday, April 25, 2009

Fun with Google Maps

For a long time I've been playing around with different ways to use the Google Maps API to display some of the historical data of this neighborhood.  Usually these endeavors have ended with me drilling down so far into the programming that I run out of free time and never completed much of anything.

Well, the Google Map creation tools have come far enough now for one to be able to slap a bunch of photos down without doing any coding.  So I put together a map of Wisconsin Historical Society images of our neighborhood.  It runs a little slow with all that data, you you have to be patient.  If you have Google Earth installed on your computer, it seems to run smoother there.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Standard Telephone & Electric Co., Williamson Street, Madison, WI. September, 1897.

This set of catalog, promotional images and letterhead is from the Standard Telephone & Electric Company on lower Williamson Street, one of the first to provide Madison with telephone service. The cover is dated September 2, 1897. Refer to the history, as well. Courtesy of Tom Iverson.

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