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    • Landmarks in Naperville

    • Architecture -- Naperville (Ill.) -- History; Naperville (Ill.) -- History -- Pictorial works ; Naperville (Ill.) -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works
    • Naperville artist-historian Lester Schrader created forty paintings of old Naperville with photographs of the same sites as they existed in 1981. Created between 1946 and 1981, the paintings are housed at Naper Settlement. The story begins with...
    • Historical Encyclopedia Of Illinois and history of Du Page County, Volume 1

    • Illinois -- History -- Encyclopedias ; DuPage County (Ill.) -- History ; DuPage County (Ill.) -- Biography; DuPage County (Ill.) -- Portraits; DuPage County (Ill.) -- Maps; Naperville (Ill.) -- History; Naperville (Ill.) -- Biography; Naperville...
    • Illinois is prominent in the early history of the West. Concise descriptions of places, historical facts, and biographies of living persons with close relations to the state. Illustrations include portraits, maps and buildings.
    • Historical Encyclopedia Of Illinois and history of Du Page County, Volume 2

    • Illinois -- History -- Encyclopedias ; DuPage County -- History ; DuPage County -- Biography; Naperville (Ill.) -- History; Naperville (Ill.) -- Biography; Naperville (Ill.) -- Portraits
    • Thirty chapters describe the main facts of DuPage County's history from the earliest settlements and political organization up to 1913. Biographical sketches of prominent people, portraits, family histories, township histories, an index of...
    • Downtown Naperville: heart of a community

    • Naperville (Ill.) -- History; Naperville (Ill.) -- Economic conditions; Naperville (Ill.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century; Economic development -- Illinois -- Naperville
    • Examines the development, decline and rebuilding of downtown Naperville, Illinois as the city grew from a small farming community to one of the largest cities in the state.
    • Evangelical Theological Seminary : Shaping ministry, 1873-1973

    • Theological seminaries ; Theological seminaries -- Illinois -- Naperville -- History; Evangelical Theological Seminary -- Naperville (Ill.) -- History -- 1873-1973; Union Biblical Institute -- Naperville (Ill.) -- History; Evangelical United...
    • Begun in 1873 as Union Biblical Institute to meet the need for trained leadership as the Evangelical Church moved across the mid-western plains, the Seminary expanded to include leadership for the church around the world. In 1946 the Seminary...
    • 150 years of sharing the Word : SS. Peter and Paul Parish

    • Naperville (Ill.) -- Church history ; Naperville (Ill.) -- History, Local; SS. Peter and Paul Parish -- Naperville (Ill.) -- History -- 1846-1996
    • The oldest Catholic Church in Naperville, founded in 1846, mirrors the growth of the Catholic population as other parishes were formed. Pictures of pastors, church buildings, and the fire of 1922, a list of clergy assigned to the parish, and...
    • First Congregational Church, Naperville, Illinois : history, 1833-1933

    • First Congregational Church -- Naperville (Ill.) -- History -- 1833-1933; First Congregational United Church of Christ -- Naperville (Ill.) -- History; Presbyterian Chruch at DuPage -- Naperville (Ill.) -- History; Churches -- Illinois --...
    • First organized July 14, 1833 as the Presbyterian Church at DuPage, in 1834 it adopted the rules of the Congregational Church, becoming the second Congregational Church in Illinois. In 1847 the first church was dedicated, in 1872 it became First...
    • Congregation Beth Shalom : dedication weekend ad journal, November 20-22, 1998

    • Congregation Beth Shalom ; Congregation Beth Shalom -- Naperville (Ill.) -- History; Naperville Jewish Community Organization -- Naperville (Ill.) -- History; Synagogues -- Illinois -- Naperville -- History
    • Begun in 1972 as the Naperville Jewish Community Organization, their first permanent synagogue was dedicated in 1998. The Presidents of Congregation Beth Shalom are listed, as well as those who contributed to the building campaign. Includes a...
    • "Our Dad" : his career and his philosophy

    • Naperville Lounge Company -- Naperville (Ill.) -- History; Kroehler Manufacturing Company -- Naperville (Ill.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Illinois -- Naperville -- History ; Manufacturing industries -- Illinois -- Naperville --...
    • Peter Edward Kroehler, born in 1872 in Minnesota, came to Naperville in 1893 to help run the Naperville Lounge Company with Professor J.L. Nichols. In 1915 it became Kroehler Manufacturing Col, a national leader in furniture industry innovation...
    • One in a million: the Cock Robin & Prince Castles story

    • Naperville (Ill.) -- History, Local; Naperville (Ill.) -- History, Local -- Interviews; Restaurants -- Illinois -- Naperville -- History
    • Founded in Naperville in 1931 by Walter Fredenhagen and Earl S. Prince as Prince Castles, later Cock Robin, this restaurant chain served ice cream and steakburgers throughout the Chicago area. Known for its square ice cream scoops, thick...
    • The Oliver Julian Kendall Story

    • World War, 1914-1918 -- France -- History.; Naperville (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century.; Naperville (Ill.) -- History -- 20th century.
    • Tribute to a local hero of World War I. Includes history of Judd Kendall's family and of Naperville as well as events of World War I.
    • History of the County of DuPage, 1st ed.

    • Naperville (Ill.) -- Biography; Naperville (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century; Naperville (Ill.) -- History, Local; DuPage County (Ill.) -- Biography; DuPage County (Ill.) -- History
    • This first history of DuPage County describes the Indian wars, land claims, prominent first settlers, organization as a county in 1839 with Naperville as county seat, resources, institutions and histories of individual towns.
    • Voices of the Depression

    • Naperville High School -- Naperville (Ill.) -- History; Depressions -- 1929 -- Illinois -- Naperville ; Naperville (Ill.) -- History -- 1933-1945; Riese, Walter A.; Schools -- Illinois -- Naperville -- History
    • The author and fifteen class members of the 117 contacted offer their personal experiences before, during and after graduation. There is commentary on how the social, political and economic issues of the 1920s and 1930s affected these classmates.
    • Autobiography of James L. Nichols

    • Nichols, J. L. -- (James Lawrence), -- d. 1895.; Naperville (Ill.) -- History, Local.; Nichols Library (Naperville, Ill.) -- History.; DuPage County (Ill.) -- Naperville -- History.
    • Apparently dictated to Elizabeth Barnard Nichols, shortly before his death in August 1895, this is the autobiography of a prominent Naperville self-made man who rose from penniless orphan to North-Western (now North Central) College professor,...
    • The Naperville Riverwalk: the first 25 years

    • Naperville (Ill.) -- History; Riverwalk (Naperville, Ill.) -- History
    • The Naperville Riverwalk, a permanent memorial from the city's Sesquicentennial in 1981, is considered by many as the centerpiece of the community. In its early years the DuPage River was used to power mills and for swimming and ice skating. By...

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