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    • Dutch Mill

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1910; Business districts, Central; Windmills -- History -- Grain milling
    • An early settler built this mill originally with the sail attachments common to dutch windmills of the period. However, after a pair of years it was discovered that Hampshire was not situated in a particularly consistent wind-zone. The sails were...
    • Hampshire Business District

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1895; Business districts, Central;
    • The Chapman and Janicki Store (the nearest store in the bottom left corner) was later torn down and became the Fenzel showroom Transcription: Hampshire Business District
    • West Side of State Street in Hampshire

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1900-1920; Road and Track; Business districts, Central
    • All of these buildings were lost in the fire of 1929. The fire started behind the Meat Market and was reputed to have been electrical. The water tower that you can see in the background happened to not have a functioning pump that week. Without...
    • Sale Barn

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1952; Road and Track; Business districts, Central; Feedlot
    • Wortheimer's operated a cattle yard that was just past Playskool. This was a feedlot for western cattle who were fed corn and grain and then shipped to the stockyards. They were trucked into Chicago rather than using the railroad because the...
    • Drug Store

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1885; Business districts, Central; Store; Drug Stores
    • This building is quite a ways off of the street. Eventually the buildings were lowered. Paris Green, one of the signs out front, was used as a sanitizer for orchards and chicken rosts but killed insidiously through aresenic of lead poising. ...
    • Telephone Building

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1959; Business districts, Central; Telephone companies -- History
    • Wayne Halbmeir the school janitor used to live there. Transcription: Frame building on site where telephone building is now Picture 1959-late fall
    • The Pharmacy, Newspaper & Shoe Store

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1884; Business districts, Central; Store; Drug Stores; Hampshire Register Newspaper; Shoe Stores
    • Lincoln Scott was one of the earlierst merchants. His store was originally in Henpeck and then moved when the village moved. Transcription: Drug Store, Bert Hall, E.J. Wagner, , Bank, George York, Fred Brill, ""Gov."" Seymour, 1884, , Scott...
    • Schulz Property

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1920; Business districts, Central;
    • This was The State Bank of Hampshire, Wilcox Drug, Cooks Restaurant and Block's grogery. This building was composed of three building nailed together and then coated with plaster. Transcription: Schulz Property, Hix built it in 1878, Drugstore,...
    • Ariel View of Town-Southeast

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1896; Business districts, Central; Views -- Ariel, South-East -- Hampshire (IL)
    • 1 The train depot is in the foregrown backed by the commercial house hotel which was torn down in the 1920s to make room for the gas station. Behind that is the livery barn which later became the video store. The livery barn was also used by...
    • Ariel View of Town-Southwest

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1896; Business districts, Central; Views -- Ariel, South-West -- Hampshire (IL)
    • Transcription: View from the top of the mill, Picture 1896, In the foreground:, Commercial Hotel , Harrison Reams Livery Barn, Wm. Shatters Blacksmith Shop, ,
    • East Side of State St. After the Fire

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1920; Road and Track; Business districts, Central;
    • A team pulls a springed milk wagon around the corner with a Model T Ford in the background. The notation for this photograph says that it is after the 1920 fire, there is some debate about whether there was a fire in 1920. The gas station which...
    • Pfingsten Store

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Business districts, Central; Store
    • Pfingstens were in both Burlington and Hampshire, often getting quite unhappy if the two families were mixed up. The pfingstens were known for being mechanically minded, the burlington family owned a ford dealership and this machinery store is now...
    • State Street

    • Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Hampshire (IL) -- 1952; Road and Track; Business districts, Central;
    • 9-9 The Heisten international harvester was built in about the 1950s. The original building was dragged over to the parking lot keiser-frasier dealership and was run by a fellow known as ""high-pockets"" Voight, he was a tall man. After that went...

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