Historic Stoughton Photo Banner


This website is a portal for sharing information related to the history of Stoughton, Wisconsin. You are invited to explore the photos and stories on this site. If you have a photo or story you would like to share, please post it to the message board. As we collect more information, we will grow the site.

Information on the New Historic Downtown District

The Stoughton city council has approved a proposal to establish a local historic downtown district along Main Street from the river to seventh street. This designation makes resources available to local downtown businesses for exterior repairs and improvements. It also helps to preserve the historic character of Stoughton's downtown and protect the investments of downtown building owners.  To learn more about the new district and it's impact on our community, visit the Local Historic Downtown District Information webpage.  

Wilhelm H. Linderud Photo Collection

The Wilhelm H. Linderud Collection consists of about 200 photos of Stoughton and the surrounding area taken by Mr. Linderud between about 1894 and 1912. The Stoughton Landmarks Commission is gathering information on these photos. As you're viewing the photos, please comment if you recognize the subject matter or can contribute any information beyond the descriptions provided.

You can leave comments in the comment section below each photo, you can post them to the message board, or you can email comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..