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    • 121 North Park Place

    • 121 N. Park Place; Park Place; residences;
    • Stephen Taylor, father of Dr. John L. Taylor, occupied this home at 121 North Park Place until his death in 1920. It was then occupied by the Burt Steir family. There were originally four houses on the west side of Park Place and Hurlburt Court:...
    • 126 West Lake Street

    • 126 W. Lake St.; residences;
    • Oren Luce and his wife Kate lived in this residence on 126 West Lake Street in Libertyville. They moved here from a farm in Vernon Township sometime in the early 1900s. When Oren lived in Libertyville he was a harness maker and owned his own shop....
    • 130 West Maple Avenue

    • 130 W. Maple Ave.; residences;
    • Residence of Franklin P. Dymond on Division Street, later renamed Maple Avenue. The exact address is 130 West Maple Avenue. At the turn of the twentieth century, Franklin P. Dymond was president of the Lake County Bank and was an owner (with R. J....
    • 205 West Cook Avenue

    • 205 W. Cook Ave.; residences;
    • Situated at the corner of Brainerd and Cook Avenues, this house was owned by Kenneth Lovell in the 1920s and 1930s. Kenneth Lovell was the son of Libertyville druggist F. B. Lovell and worked as a sales manager at American Wire Mills in...
    • Elm Court, Libertyville, Ill.

    • 215 Elm Court; 312 Elm Court; Elm Court; street views;
    • Looking west along the graceful curve of Elm Court. The brick house on the left, 215 Elm Court, was the home of John Eli Triggs in the early 1900s; after 1926 Ross S. Triggs lived there. The Triggs family owned a local grocery and meat market on...
    • 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,...
    • 223 South Stewart Avenue

    • 223 S. Stewart Ave.; residences;
    • This house is located at 223 South Stewart Avenue in Libertyville, on the northwest corner of McKinley and Stewart Avenues. William Whigam lived here in the 1910s and 1920s.
    • 312 Elm Court

    • 312 Elm Court; residences;
    • Located at 312 Elm Court, this house was a wedding present from John Eli Triggs, local grocer and meat market owner, to his daughter Irene and her husband Frank Wright. The house was built in 1910.
    • 316 South Stewart Avenue

    • 316 S. Stewart Ave.; residences;
    • Interesting stonework graces the front porch of this house located at 316 South Stewart Avenue in Libertyville. Robert P. Schnaebele was a carpenter in Libertyville and lived here in the early part of the twentieth century. According to local...
    • M. E. Parsonage

    • 423 Brainerd Ave.; residences;
    • Parsonage of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Libertyville. This parsonage was constructed in 1900 under the pastorate of Rev. Marshall E. Dix. It was located at 423 Brainerd Avenue west of Church Street. In 1957 a Christian Education building was...
    • Lovell's Drugstore

    • 426 N. Milwaukee Ave.;
    • Frank B. Lovell’s drugstore was an institution in downtown Libertyville for over 50 years. The store was located at 426 North Milwaukee Avenue; it was the only building to survive the fire of 1895. A 1903 newspaper article described the drugstore...
    • St. Mary's Academy, Libertyville, Ill.

    • academies; convents; day schools; girls' schools; retreats; Schools; St. Mary's Academy; St. Mary's Road; summer camps;
    • St. Mary's Academy was a school and summer retreat for the Sisters of Mercy, affiliated with Mercy Hospital in Chicago. The land (20 acres) was donated to the sisters in 1897 by Charles C. Copeland; the property included a large mansion or...
    • St. Mary's Academy, Libertyville, Ill.

    • academies; convents; day schools; girls' schools; retreats; Schools; St. Mary's Academy; St. Mary's Road; summer camps;
    • St. Mary's Academy was a school and summer retreat for the Sisters of Mercy, affiliated with Mercy Hospital in Chicago. The land (20 acres) was donated to the sisters in 1897 by Charles C. Copeland; the property included a large mansion or...
    • 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,...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Village Hall, Libertyville, Ill. (early view)

    • Alpha Club Library ; buildings; Cook Street; fire stations; jails; Libertyville Village Hall; libraries; street views; Village Hall;
    • Street view of West Cook Street looking east toward Milwaukee Ave with the village hall on the left. Built in 1913, Libertyville's original village hall was located on West Cook Street. According to local historian Dean Larson, the village hall...
    • 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...
    • Town Hall, Libertyville, Ill.

    • American Legion Hall; buildings; Libertyville Town Hall; Romanesque-style architecture;
    • The old Town Hall is located at 715 N. Milwaukee Avenue. This building was the last commsssioned project of architect William Boyington (see related web site for more information on him). The Town Hall was commissioned in April 1894 by Ansel B....
    • Town Hall, Libertyville, Ill.

    • American Legion Hall; buildings; Libertyville Town Hall; Romanesque-style architecture;
    • The old Town Hall is located at 715 N. Milwaukee Avenue. This building was the last commsssioned project of architect William Boyington (see related web site for more information on him). The Town Hall was commissioned in April 1894 by Ansel B....
    • American Wire Mills

    • American Wire Fence Company; American Wire Mills; businesses; factories;
    • View of American Wire Mills, also called American Wire Fence Company, located at the east end of Church Street, Libertyville. The company opened in 1905 and ceased operations during the Depression.
    • Winter scene, Ansel B. Cook House

    • Ansel B. Cook House; Cook House; Cook Park; residences; Union Church; winter scenes;
    • Snowy scene with Cook House and the Union Church spire showing through the trees. Ansel Cook's third wife Emily lived in the house until she died in 1920.
    • 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...
    • Mail Order Houses - 325 South Stewart Avenue

    • Argyle (Sears catalog house); kit homes; mail order houses; Sears houses;
    • This house was a mail order house from the Sears Catalog. The name of the model is Argyle. It was offered from 1916 to 1926. First owners are believed to have been Gordon and Dorthea Stevens. The house has been remodelled over the years with a rear...
    • 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.
    • Mail Order Houses - 102 North Park Place

    • Avondale (Sears catalog house); kit homes; mail order houses; Sears houses;
    • This is a mail-order house from the Sears Catalog. The name of the model is Avondale. This model was offered between 1911 and 1922. It has been remodeled with a rear addition and aluminum siding. According to the original Sears catalog description,...
    • 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...
    • First National Bank

    • banks; horse-drawn vehicles;
    • Street view of First National Bank on Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL. This was the second bank in Libertyville, started in January of 1903. In 1932, the First National Bank and the Lake County National Bank merged into the First Lake County...
    • Mail Order Houses - 433 West McKinley Avenue

    • Barrington (Sears catalog house); kit homes; mail order houses; Sears houses;
    • This house is a mail-order house from the Sears Catalog. The name of the model is Barrington. It was offered between 1926 and 1929. The Barrington was an example of English-style architecture. The exterior is brick. Another Barrington model is...
    • Mail Order Houses - 423 West McKinley Avenue

    • Barrington (Sears catalog house); kit homes; mail order houses; Sears houses;
    • This house is a mail-order house from the Sears Catalog. The name of the model is Barrington. This model was offered between 1926 and 1929. The Barrington was an example of English-style architecture. A two story addition has been added to the east...
    • Libertyville Ramblers

    • baseball team; Libertyville Ramblers; mascot; uniforms;
    • Picture of the Libertyville Ramblers baseball team with a handwritten note dating 1908. Dog mascot, Foxy Boyes, is included.
    • Abana Spring, Libertyville, Ill.

    • bottled water; businesses; drinking water; horse-drawn vehicles; Park Place; springs; Abana Spring;
    • View of Abana Spring in Libertyville, IL. Descriptive note written on back: This was the second Abana Spring on Park Place about 1910.
      Frederick Grabbe established his bottling company in Libertyville in 1880 and marketed the clear drinking...
    • Abana Springs, Libertyville, Ill.

    • bottled water; businesses; drinking water; Newberry Avenue; springs; Abana Spring;
    • Frederick Grabbe established his bottling company in Libertyville in 1880 and marketed the clear drinking water as Abana Spring. The original well pictured here was located on Newberry Avenue, but when this dried up a second well was struck on what...
    • Brainerd Court looking south

    • Brainerd Avenue; Brainerd Court; residences; street views;
    • In Libertyville's early days Brainerd Court (now Brainerd Avenue) extended from Lake Street to Church Street. Ansel Cook named Brainerd Court after his mother's family. Notice the horse grazing in the side yard of one of the houses on the street.
    • Libertyville Township High School, Libertyville, Ill.

    • Brainerd Building; gymnasiums; high schools; Libertyville High School; Libertyville Township High School; school buildings; Schools;
    • View of the gymnasium of Libertyville Township High School, located on Route 176. The original school building was built in 1917 and the gymnasium was added in 1929.
    • Student's Walk and High School, Libertyville, Ill.

    • Brainerd Building; high schools; Libertyville High School; Libertyville Township High School; school buildings; Schools;
    • View of the original high school building from Mechanics Grove Road, now Route 176. In 1916 the Libertyville Township High School District was created and land was purchased to build a new high school building. The eight room structure was...
    • Wedding Dresses--Brainerd

    • Bridal Gowns
    • This dress was worn by Emma Christina Meyer at her marriage to George Smith Brainerd III on November 29, 1917. The couple were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. W. Meyer in Area (now Mundelein), Illinois, in what the...
    • Wedding Dresses--Brainerd

    • Bridal Gowns
    • This dress was worn by Emma Christina Meyer at her marriage to George Smith Brainerd III on November 29, 1917. The couple were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. W. Meyer in Area (now Mundelein), Illinois. Emma and...
    • Wedding Dresses--Brainerd

    • Bridal Gowns
    • This dress was worn by Emma Meyer's bridesmaid at Emma's marriage to George Smith Brainerd III on November 29, 1917. The similarity of this dress to the bride's dress is striking.
    • Wedding Dresses--Brainerd

    • Bridal Gowns
    • This dress was worn by Emma Meyer's bridesmaid at Emma's marriage to George Smith Brainerd III on November 29, 1917. The similarity of this dress to the bride's dress is striking.
    • Wedding Dresses--Butler

    • Bridal Gowns
    • Helen Lund wore this two-piece brown taffeta dress at her wedding when she married Josiah Walter Butler on November 10, 1886. Josiah owned land in Libertyville and was a farmer there. He and his wife Helen lived in Libertyville at 221 Brainerd...
    • Wedding Dresses--Butler

    • Bridal Gowns
    • Helen Lund wore this two-piece brown taffeta dress at her wedding when she married Josiah Walter Butler on November 10, 1886. Josiah owned land in Libertyville and was a farmer there. He and his wife Helen lived in Libertyville at 221 Brainerd...

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