Read about the history of the Appleton Public Library
Jean Thompson column: Appleton of 1960 very different place. (Appleton Post-Crescent, 2/6/2012)
Excerpt: Adjacent to the Y was the Public Library, a classic design with many stone stairs up to the Children's Department on the second floor and an inescapable feeling that no fresh air had entered in many years.
That was then; this is now.
Photos of downtown Appleton. (8 or so from the early 1960s.)
Postcard view of downtown Appleton. (1958)
Postcard aerial view of downtown Appleton. (Undated, but note the angle parking on College Avenue.)
Postcard view of downtown Appleton. (Mid-50s, I assume. That's a 1955 Chevy heading our way.)
Retiring Guy loves postcards.