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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • 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 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)....
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...

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