J.H. Hunzinger and Company Photographs and Scrapbooks
Scope and Contents
This collection is made up of photographs and information regarding specific projects while the Hunzinger Construction Company was still located in Iowa. Many of the projects are local buildings.
- 1876 - 1893
- Hostetler Studio (Organization)
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This collection is open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
Hunzinger Construction Company is a fourth generation, family-owned company that has continuously served the construction industry in Southeast Wisconsin since 1907. Founded in Iowa by brothers John, Frank, Fred, and Charles, who wanted to leave their farm lives behind, the company was called J.H. Hunzinger and Company. They began modestly by building one-room schoolhouses and homes using mule teams to do everything from hauling materials to digging basements. Twenty-one years later in 1928, one year before the stock market crash, Frank and Fred Hunzinger moved to Milwaukee and initiated their own construction firm – Hunzinger Construction Company. Together, they took on new projects, first building schools and churches, and later office buildings and manufacturing plants. Their survival and flourishing growth following The Great Depression years allowed the company to thrive and expand, completing projects from Minnesota to Texas.
5 Box(es) (4 archive boxes and 1 Oversized box)
Language of Materials
Range 37 Section 2
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Amarillo (Tex.)
- Austin Crabbs Incorporated
- Buildings -- Iowa -- Davenport -- History -- Sources Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Carbondale (Ill.)
- Central Trust and Savings Bank
- Construction industry -- Iowa -- Davenport -- History -- Sources Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Curtiss-Wright Airport (Milwaukee, Wis.)
- Davenport (Iowa) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Davenport Machine and Foundry Co.
- Davenport Public Library
- Deere & Company
- Deere & Company Branch Warehouse (Lansing, Mich.)
- Deere & Company Steel Shed
- Deere & Company Warehouse (East Moline, Ill.)
- East Moline State Hospital
- Hammond, C. Herrick
- Humboldt Park School
- Hunzinger Construction Company -- Buildings -- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Hunzinger, J H
- J H Hunzinger & Co
- Jefferson Elementary Grade School (Davenport, Iowa)
- John Deere Junior High School (Moline, Ill.)
- John Deere Plow Co. of Omaha
- Johnson's Woods School
- Lansing (Mich.)
- LeClaire Park
- Lincoln-Douglas Hotel
- Marengo (Iowa)
- Milwaukee (Wis.)
- Moline (Ill.)
- Moore, T A
- Municipal Electric Light (Muscatine, Iowa)
- Muscatine (Iowa)
- Muscatine County (Iowa)
- National Biscuit Company
- Nevinger Manufacturing Company
- North English High School
- Peterson, J H
- Peterson, W D
- Plankington Packaging Company
- Quincy (Ill.)
- Rhoades, E R
- Rudic, C P
- Sinclair Gasoline Station
- State Normal School (Carbondale, Ill.)
- State Normal School (Macomb, Ill.)
- Sterling (Ill.)
- The Hawkeye Garage
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- White Spot Roadhouse
- Whitefish Bay School
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