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    • Liberty Liquors

    • Cizek collection; Alcohol stores ;
    • "We keep you in good spirits" claimed Liberty Liquors. They offered beer, assorted liquors, and American and imported wines, all available for delivery. The also sold bar accessories.
    • Armistice Day

    • Armistice Day; street views; Milwaukee Avenue
    • A crowd assembles for an Armistice Day celebration on Milwaukee Avenue in downtown Libertyville. In the foreground is the Libertyville Band.
    • Milwaukee Avenue looking south from School Street

    • businesses; downtown; Milwaukee Ave.;
    • A good view of businesses on the east side of Milwaukee Avenue. We can see the Lake County Independent and Waukegan Weekly Sun newspaper and printing office, and the New Castle Hotel building housing E. E. Ellsworth grocer, W. L. Hackley drugstore,...
    • Cows Wading in the Des Plaines River

    • cows; Des Plaines River;
    • A herd of cattle stand in the Des Plaines River near the Rockland Road Bridge, probably seeking relief from the summer heat. An article from the June 26, 1986 Independent Register reprints a description of this area: ""A large virgin forest on the...
    • Lake Zurich Veterans Monument

    • Veterans monuments;
    • A monument to POWs and MIAs from World War II is dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30, 2005 in Lake Zurich, Illinois. The monument consists of a large piece of granite with a chunk missing, symbolizing POWs and MIAs from World War II. It was unveiled...
    • Libertyville Band at the Fair

    • Libertyville Band; musical instruments; musicians; saxophones; uniforms;
    • A saxaphone quintet made up of members of the Libertyville Band. The musicians, from left to right, are: Tom Hiddleson, later director of the Libertyville Band; Joe Reilly, Libertyville; Ernest McDonald, Libertyville; Oscar Kaiser, Chicago...
    • Central Park, Libertyville, Ill.

    • cannons; Catholic churches; Central Park; St. Joseph Church;
    • A view of Central Park looking east from Milwaukee Avenue. The Catholic church and rectory can be seen through the trees in the background. According to local historian Dean Larson, the cannon was later moved to Cook Park. During World War II it...
    • Central Park, Libertyville, Ill.

    • cannons; Catholic churches; Central Park; Rectories; St. Joseph Church;
    • A view of Central Park looking east from Milwaukee Avenue. The Catholic church and rectory can be seen through the trees in the background. According to local historian Dean Larson, the cannon was later moved to Cook Park. During World War II it...
    • Central Park, Libertyville, Ill.

    • Central Park;
    • A view of Central Park looking west toward Milwaukee Avenue. The turret of Doctor John Taylor’s house can be seen behind the trees on Broadway Street. His daughter Marion, who was nine years old at the time, wrote a note on the back of this...
    • Milwaukee Avenue looking south from School Street

    • appliance stores; bakeries; businesses; downtown; jewelry stores; Milwaukee Ave.; movie theaters; Woolworth Company;
    • A view of the north end of Libertyville's business district on the east side of Milwaukee Avenue. Some of the businesses that can be identified are Herschberger's Appliance Store, the Quality Bake Shop, Mackey's Jewelry Store and Woolworth's. In...
    • Triggs' Grocery Store (rear view)

    • businesses; delivery vehicles; draymen; grocery stores; horse-drawn vehicles; meat markets; wagons;
    • A wagonload of meat is delivered to Triggs grocery and meat market store, located at the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Sprague (now Cook Street). The store was owned by John Eli Triggs. James Davis is seated on the right-hand seat of the wagon....
    • Residence of George W. Bergeron

    • residences;
    • According to the 1910 Federal Census, George Bergeron was a bachelor farmer and lived on this property located on Town Line Road West. Local historians place this house on what is now Winchester Road east of Highway 45 and believe that it was razed...
    • Aerial View of Libertyville, Illinois

    • aerial views
    • Aerial view of Libertyville in the 1960s looking southwest. Butler Lake can be identified in the top right corner. Descriptive note on the back reads: "Combining suburban living with urban conveniences, more than 9,000 residents are proud to call...
    • Bird's Eye View, Libertyville, Ill.

    • aerial views; buildings; businesses; Hurlburt Store; Max Kohner's Dry Goods; Milwaukee Ave.; Protine Building; W. C. Triggs' Shoe Store;
    • Aerial view of Libertyville looking southeast at the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Cook Street. Starting at the corner and moving south, the businesses on the east side of Milwaukee Avenue in the early 1900s were: Eli Trigg's Market and Grocery,...
    • Bird's Eye View, Libertyville

    • aerial views; buildings; businesses; Hurlburt Store; Max Kohner's Dry Goods; Milwaukee Ave.; Protine Building; W. C. Triggs' Shoe Store;
    • Aerial view of Libertyville looking southeast at the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Cook Street. Starting at the corner and moving south, the businesses on the east side of Milwaukee Avenue in the early 1900s were: Eli Trigg's Market and Grocery,...
    • Des Plaines River Bridge, Libertyville, Ill.

    • Rockland Road; Rockland Road Bridge; sulphur springs; truss bridges; Vital Water; Des Plaines River;
    • An early truss bridge spans the Des Plaines River near Libertyville in this turn-of-the-century postcard.

      A sulphur spring was located on the northwest side of this bridge. Libertyville entrepreneurs Frederick Grabbe and General Walter...
    • Des Plaines River Bridge, Libertyville, Ill.

    • Rockland Road; Rockland Road Bridge; sulphur springs; truss bridges; Vital Water; Des Plaines River;
    • An early truss bridge spans the Des Plaines River near Libertyville in this turn-of-the-century postcard.

      A sulphur spring was located on the northwest side of this bridge. Libertyville entrepreneurs Frederick Grabbe and General Walter...
    • Libertyville Lumber Company, Feed and Seed Store

    • businesses; feed and grain; railroad cars;
    • An early view of the feed mill of the Libertyville Lumber Company, located on First Street. The lumber company began operation in 1903. According to an article in the Independent Register, June 26, 1986, the lumber company "was situated on a spur...
    • Libertyville Lumber Company

    • businesses; delivery vehicles; horse-drawn vehicles; lumber mills; lumber yards; wagons;
    • An early view of the lumber warehouse of the Libertyville Lumber Company, located on First Street. The lumber company began operation in 1903. According to an article in the Independent Register, June 26, 1986, the lumber company "was situated on a...
    • Milwaukee Avenue looking north from Church Street

    • businesses; downtown; Milwaukee Ave.; street views;
    • An early view up Milwaukee Avenue showing the downtown business district. Near the middle of the post card we can see the turret of Eli Trigg's Market and Grocery and the sign advertising Lovell's Drug Store. In the distance are the bay windows of...
    • Des Plaines River

    • forests; Des Plaines River;
    • An unidentified man enjoys fishing on the scenic Des Plaines River. The French explorers Marquette and Joliet were the first known white men to have used the river in 1673; at that time they simply called the Des Plaines the "river of portage."...
    • Tony's Shoe Shop

    • Cizek collection; Shoe repair
    • Anthony Abbadessa, who was born in Italy in 1892, owned this shoe repair business in Libertyville for 50 years. He began his work around 1911, replacing heels and soles to footwear in a time when such service was needed and welcomed. Mr. Abbadessa...
    • Milwaukee Avenue north of railroad tracks looking south

    • Milwaukee Ave.; residences; street views; water towers; winter scenes;
    • As we head into Libertyville from the north, we cross the St. Paul railroad tracks in this turn-of-the-century winter scene. In the distance we can see some landmarks of downtown Libertyville: the water tower and the cupola of the Town Hall on the...
    • Milwaukee Avenue looking north from Cook Street

    • businesses; downtown; Milwaukee Ave.; street views;
    • As we look north along the east side of Milwaukee Avenue, we can identify H. B. Eger's Hardware store, Enderlin's Saloon, a drug store, the New Castle Hotel building with three bay windows, and the First National Bank building.
    • 215 Elm Court

    • 215 Elm Court; residences;
    • At the turn of the century, John Eli Triggs lived in this brick home at 215 Elm Court. It then became the residence of his son Ross S. Triggs. John Eli operated Triggs Grocery and Meat Market, a leading business on Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville,...
    • Libertyville Band

    • band; bandstand; barritone; clarinet; coronet; cymbals; drum; music; musical instruments; musicians; saxophone; sousaphone; trombone; trumpet; tuba; uniforms; water towers;
    • Band members line up in front of the old bandstand in Central Park in 1921. This bandstand was constructed from Ansel B. Cook's water tower, which stood in Cook Park just north of his home. According to local historian Dean Larson, the brick base...
    • Beck's Sheet Metal Shop

    • Cizek collection
    • Beck's Sheet Metal Shop, located in the former home of Oren I. Luce, provided a wide range of sheet metal work, including repairing and replacing gutters and downspouts, contracting copper and duct work, and heating and ventilation work. Oren Luce,...
    • Milwaukee Avenue looking south from School Street.

    • downtown; horse-drawn vehicles; Milwaukee Ave.; street views;
    • Bird's-eye view looking down on Milwaukee Avenue. Historical note on the back of the postcard indicates that this picture was taken during Fair Week with many horses and buggies in attendance, dating around the turn of the century.
    • Brown Paper Goods Company

    • Cizek collection; Paper bag company
    • Brown Paper Goods Company was founded in 1918 and located to Libertyville in 1940. According to a 1951 Libertyville directory, Brown Paper Goods manufactured and printed "various types of bags used for packing of bakery products, coffee, candy,...
    • Brown Paper Goods Company

    • Cizek collection; Paper bag company
    • Brown Paper Goods Company was founded in 1918 and located to Libertyville in 1940. According to a 1951 Libertyville directory, Brown Paper Goods manufactured and printed "various types of bags used for packing of bakery products, coffee, candy,...
    • Central School, Libertyville, Ill. (early view)

    • Central School; elementary schools; grammar schools; high schools; school buildings; Schools;
    • Built in 1886 and located on School Street, Central School began as a four room school building, although only two rooms were used at first. Residents were not pleased as they felt their taxes were being wasted, but the population steadily...
    • Village Hall, Libertyville, Illinois (later view)

    • Alpha Club Library ; buildings; fire stations; jails; libraries; Village Hall;
    • Built in 1913, Libertyville's original village hall was located on West Cook Street. According to local historian Dean Larson, the village hall housed the fire station, jail, meeting rooms and the Alpha Club Library (the forerunner of Cook Memorial...
    • Burgess-Manning Company

    • Cizek collection
    • Burgess-Manning was founded in 1944 by W. L. Manning, succeeding the Acoustic Division of Burgess Battery Company. There was also a plant in Wisconsin. Burgess-Manning employeed 55 people in the mid-1950s, 40 in Libertyville and 15 in the Wisconsin...
    • Old Bush School

    • Cizek collection Bush School
    • Bush School was organized in 1861 as District 8. Old Bush School was a one-room school house located east of Butterfield Road, 1/3 mile south of Rt. 137. The school was no doubt named for the John Bush family whose farm comprised part of the early...
    • New Bush School

    • Cizek collection Bush School
    • Bush School was organized in 1861 as District 8. This is the second Bush School to be built on this site. The 4-room brick building pictured here, Bush School District 71, was annexed to Libertyville Grade School district 70 on April 9, 1962. After...
    • Central Park, Libertyville

    • Central Park;
    • Central Park was officially set aside as a park when C. Frank Wright's subdivision became an addition to the village of Libertyville in 1893. Wright's addition was primarily a residential neighborhood surrounding the park, bordered by Broadway...
    • County House, Libertyville, Ill.

    • County House; Poor Farm; Poorfarm;
    • Close-up view of the house at the Lake County Poor Farm. Early in Lake County's history the commissioners voted to purchase a county farm for the purpose of caring for the poor and those who were unable to maintain themselves. Commissioner Alva...

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