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    • Will County Recorder of Deeds Office Grantor/Grantee Index Volume A-D

    • Illinois--Cook County; Banks--Illinois--Plainfield; Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Churches--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Manufacturing--Illinois--Plainfield; People; Politics & government; Pioneers--Illinois;
    • Will County Recorder of Deeds Office property transactions for Will County from 1836-1885. Entries are listed alphabetically by surname and include: Surname; First Name; Type of transaction; Volume and Page where original record can be found at...
    • South side Lockport St Fire of 1898

    • Fires--Illinois--Plainfield; Post offices--Illinois--Plainfield; Banks--Illinois--Plainfield; Hardware stores--Illinois--Plainfield; Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • This is another picture showing burned area after the fire of 1898, looking SE. The iron work you see standing was the front of the Post Office, John Sennitt was then Post Master. This fire started in the basement of Hays and McCreery's General...
    • South side Lockport St Fire of 1899

    • Fires--Illinois--Plainfield; Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Barbershop--Illinois--Plainfield; Stables--Illinois--Plainfield; Saloons--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This is a picture of the south side of Lodkport St. in Plainfield, after the fire of 1899 and shows all that was left of the Sonntag Bros. Harness Shop. Also burned at this time was a tool shed, livery stable and Al Worst Barber Shop. These...
    • Lockport St. 1892

    • Fires--Illinois--Plainfield; Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Drugstores--Illinois--Plainfield; Shoemakers--Illinois--Plainfield
    • Lockport St.in about 1892 and shows a part of Daniel Zimmerman's shoe shop also the Wood buildings, the roof of the Calaboose and Flaggs barns.To the right may be seen part of the burned area of 1891. The fire destroyed all on the north side of...
    • Al Worst Barber Shop 1899

    • Barbershop--Illinois--Plainfield; Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • This was Al Worst's Barber Shop after the Fire of 1899. The men in the picture are: Al Worst, John Laydon, Jonathan Hartong, James Beggs and his dog Tippie. Boys are not known. This shop was in the rear end of the old building on the SE corner of...
    • Al Worst Barber Shop

    • Barbershop--Illinois--Plainfield; Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • Al Worst's Barber Shop on the south side of Lockport St. and on the same lot on which Floyd Worst now has his shop (1934). This building was burned at the same time when the Livery Barn and Sonntag's Harness Shop burned. The men in the picture are...
    • Darr and Cain Hardware and Grocery Store

    • Hardware stores--Illinois--Plainfield; Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • A picture of Darr and Cain's Hardware and Grocery Store, which was in the same building now occupied by Harry Bayles (1934) and is on the north side of Lockport St. and on the same lot where the second M.E. Church stood. The men in the photo are...
    • First General Store in Plainfield IL

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • This is a picture of a drawing of the first general store built in the town of Plainfield. In 1834, Jonathan Hagar left Ohio and came to Plainfield and in company with Samuel Sargeant opened a store over a wagon shop owned by John Bills which stood...
    • North side of Lockport Street 1885

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Architecture
    • Lockport St. Looking NE circa 1885. This section was burned in 1891. As nearly as possible the businesses,proprietors and men on the street are; George Walker Restaurant, George Walker. Rousch Shoe Shop, M. Rousch. Meat Market, Mottinger....
    • Jonathan Hagar

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • This is a portrait of Jonathan Hagar of Plainfield, IL. Mr. Hagar was born in Quebec, Canada February 19, 1807. He moved with his parent to Montreal then to Middlebury, VT and lived on his mother's farm. His father was a sea captain. Mr. Hagar...
    • Gathering at Almon Mottinger's Studio

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; People
    • Picture of the young people that made Almon Mottinger's studioes a meeting place. His studio was in the old Opera House in the 1890's. Those in the picture as you are looking at the image are standing: Irene Mottinger, Clark Mottinger, Lu Hartley,...
    • James Beggs

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Hotels
    • This is a picture of Reverend Stephen Beggs son James Beggs. He spent most of his life in Plainfield. He was born at Troy Grove near Ottawa Illinois March 5, 1835. After his marriage, he started in farming. Later he has a hotel at Naperville...
    • Old Red Mill

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Agriculture--Illinois--Plainfield; Mills--Illinois--Plainfield
    • The Old Red Mill was built by James Mathews in 1835 and was operated by him until 1844. McAllister Brothers bought it and did some remodeling adding a saw mill which was operated by Burrell, Hagar and Goodhue and, later in 1829, by Alonzo...
    • NE view of Lockport Street 1869

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Architecture
    • A picture of the north side of Lockport St. taken in about 1869. Looking in a N.E. direction the store buildings from left to right may have been occupied by the following persons. 1. Dundore and Doude, General Merchandise 2. M.G. Sharp's...
    • South Side of Lockport Street 1868

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Architecture
    • This is a picture of the south side of Lockport Street in 1868-69 looking S.E. from right to left. 1. A part of the old corner building built by Root Kent in the 40s. 2. The next was the Essington Blscksmith shop. Note the old style platform...
    • NW view of Lockport Street 1868

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Architecture
    • This is one of the old time pictures of Lockport Street in 1868-69 and is taken looking N.W. As nearly as is known they were right to left; 1. The two story buildings were built by E.J. Wood and have been used for various kinds of businesses. The...
    • Central Hotel 1868

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Hotels
    • Another of the oldest pictures of early Plainfield taken in 1868-1869 looking S.E. and shows the old Kent building, the Central Hotel and the spire of the new M.E. church, which was dedicated in 1868. There was a Barber shop on the second floor of...
    • G.N. Chittenden's Dry Goods Store

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Dry Goods stores--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This picture was taken shortly after the building was built in 1870. Corbin and Chittenden built it for their General Store, their former location was on the S.W. corner of Division and Commercial Sts. and on the lot where (1934) A.C. Steiner now...
    • Opera House 1892

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Architecture
    • Another picture of the Old Opera House in 1892 looking SW and showing 1.Unidentified 2. Al Worst 3. Harry Collins on Bicycle 4. Jeremiah Evarts 5. George Wraith These buildings on the south sde of the street burned in 1888 and this was the...
    • Lockport Street Masonic Block 1894

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Architecture
    • A picture of Lockport St. looking east taken in 1894. This shows the north side of the street as rebuilt in 1893. The people shown left to right as you are looking at teh images are; Miles V. Hartong, N.S. Hamilton, John Overman, Tom Pincton, Sadie...
    • Fisher House on Main Street

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Architecture
    • This is a sketch of what is now (1934) known as the Fisher house and stands on the NE of the railroad and on the south side of Main St. In the early days of Plainfield, it was the storehouse of the McAllister Bros. They also operated the Old Red...
    • Warner Hatch Tin Shop

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • This is a sketch of the old building that stood on the NE corner of Division and Main Streets. On the first floor, Warner Hatch had a tin shop and living rooms. The upper floor was used for entertainment and dances. In the winter of 1885-86,...
    • Clippinger Building 1887

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Architecture
    • A sketch of the first brick building on the south side of Lockport St. It was built by I.A. Clippinger in 1887. To the left is the old brown store building at one time used by I.A. Clippinger as his drug store; later is was used as a barber shop...
    • North side of Lockport St. Looking NW- 1890

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Drugstores--Illinois--Plainfield; Hardware stores--Illinois--Plainfield; Restaurants--Illinois--Plainfield; Organizations
    • This is a view of Lockport St. in about 1890 and is looking NW. The first building on the corner was A.T. Corbin's store, next may have been Nate Waltz's Harness shop and next either the Clippinger or Owen's Drug Store. The outstanding historic...
    • Clark and Company Cheese Factory

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • This is a sketch of the old cheese factory that was built by Clark & Co. in 1877 or 78. It was operated by Edward Clark, who organized the company among the farmers. The first story and engine room were built of stone, and the second story was of...
    • L to Z Grantor/Grantee Index

    • Illinois--Will County; People; Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Illinois--Will County--Shorewood; Illinois--Will County--Lockport; Illinois--Will County--Joliet;
    • Index of property transactions within Will County from 1836-1885 alphabetically by surname or corporation name.
    • Dennison Green Blacksmith Shop

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Blacksmith--Illinois--Plainfield
    • A sketch of the old stone blacksmith shop on Main St. It was built some time in the (18)50s by Dennison Green who used it as his shop for some years, but later Sam Glispie did some smithing work here. The house to the right was built by Dennison...
    • Greenwood Shoe Shop

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Shoemakers--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This is a sketch of the Greenwood Shoe Shop on Main St. (which) in the early days was the principal business street in the village. Mr. Greenwood was born 1827 in Yorkshire, England, and came to Plainfield, IL in 1853. He was married the same year,...
    • Sketch of Hagar Home

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • This is a sketch of the old Hagar home. It was located just across the street from the Greenwood Shoe Shop. The first Hagar and Sanger Store was what is now (1934) the Congregational parsonage. This store building has been moved NW on the lot and...
    • Darr and Spangler Hardware and Grocery 1893

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Hardware stores--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This was the Darr and Spangler Hardware and Grocery Store and is now the store operated by Harry Bayles (1934). How many people of today remember the old white delivery horse? Those that are known in the picture are: unknown, unknown, John Van...
    • Frank R Tobias Drug Store

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Drugstores--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This picture shows the front of the old Frank R. Tobias Drug Store on the north side of Lockport St. and is now occupied (1934) by the A&P. Mr. Tobias is standing at left in the doorway. After his death, his son Thomas Tobias ran the store for a...
    • A T Corbins in 1901 (McKinley Assassination)

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Dry Goods stores--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This picture shows the window decorated in mourning for the death of Wm. McKinley, who was shot in 1901 and was the show window of A.T. Corbin's Store, now A.C. Steiner's (1934). A.C. Steiner was employed as clerk by Corbin and was the decorator....
    • Hartongs Barber Shop and Bath

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Barbershop--Illinois--Plainfield
    • Way back in 1895, this was M.V. Hartong's Barber Shop and Bath, and was the first public bath in Plainfield. The building was formerly occupied by John Bayles the jeweler. Those sitting in front were Frank Meyers, Wm. Perry, and M.V. Hartong. Burr...
    • North Side Lockport St

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • Lockport St. looking NE and was taken from in front of S.H. Gray's Blacksmith and Machine Shop. On the left was John Trout's Restaurant. In the Wood building on the corner at an early day was a tin shop, but I think at this time it was Chas. Cork's...
    • Elbridge Davis Street Sprinkler

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • This picture was taken from Lockport St. at the bridge west of town and is looking NW. This is the Elbridge Davis Street Sprinkler, and the round tank is being filled with water from the river. The pump was operated by horse power. This gives a...
    • North Side Lockport St Fire of 1891

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • This is a picture of the north side of Lockport St. after the Fire of Dec. 29, 1891. The walls supported by props are those of the old stone building that was built in 1868 or 69 by Ed Jordan and John Hatch, and is now owned by Stanley Owen (1934)....
    • South Side Lockport St Winter 1898

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • This is a winter scene of the south side of Lockport St. looking SW. This section was burned in 1898. To the left may be seen a part of the bank vault. The following spring, the present Opera House was built by Col. Marks and was known at the time...
    • SE View Lockport St 1900

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • This is a picture of the south side of Lockport St. in Plainfield in 1900 looking SE. This view shows the new buildings after the two fires of 1898 and 1899. The old building on the corner was built by Root Kent in the 1840s and has been used for...
    • East Side A T Corbins Store Early 1890s

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • A picture of Eli Rhodes and L.D. Corbin on the east side of A.T. Corbin's store and doing spring house cleaning. The sheds in the distance were in the rear of the Congregational Church. The white picket fence was on the west side of the church....
    • Central Hotel

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Hotels
    • This picture shows the south part of the hotel known as the Beggs House. This building first stood on the SW corner of Commercial and Division Sts. where A.C. Steiner has his home (1934). It was used as a general store by Corbin and Chittenden...
    • John Powell's Saloon

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Saloons--Illinois--Plainfield
    • Pre-volstead days in Plainfield. This shows the interior of John Powell's Saloon. Back of the bar is John Powell and Wm. Metzger. From left to right are: Dan King, Frank Day, Bert Stopp, Barney Wright, John Needham, Chris Shafer and his old dog...
    • Mill Race North of Red Mill 1933

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Mills--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This picture shows the mill race at the dam north of the Red Mill looking north. To the right where I am sitting are a few stones in the east bank of the race. At this point in the race there was a wall of stone and dirt. Also, a flood gate that...
    • Remnants of Old Mill Site 1933

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Mills--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This picture shows all that is left of the old mill site. The mound of dirt at which I am pointing was the south end of the mill race. Grade was 15 feet above the river. East of this mound was a bridge across the mill race, and south of the bridge...

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