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    • 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...
    • Wight Homestead 1900

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • A picture of the Wight Homestead on Main St. in Plainfield, IL. This was taken in about 1900 and was the home of the late Roderick Wight. James Mathews built this part of the tavern in 1836 or 37. The first part was built in 1834 by Squire Arnold....
    • 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...
    • North part of Wight Home

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Saloons--Illinois--Plainfield; Stables--Illinois--Plainfield; Postal service--Illinois--Plainfield
    • Looking east. This is picture of the oldest building in north Plainfield and is the north part of the Wight home and is in good condition. Built by Squire Arnold in 1834. the horse barns were just west of the building and had a capacity of 100...
    • Reverend Jesse Walker

    • Churches--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Frontier & pioneer life
    • This illustration is of Jesse Walker, one of the pioneer preachers of the N. W. Territory. Rev. Walker was born in Rockingham Co. Virginia June 9, 1766 and came to Illinois in 1806. He held the first camp meeting in the state near Edwardsville...
    • North Plainfield Schoolhouse

    • Rural schools--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This is a sketch of the school house in North Plainfield and was built in 1847 at a cost of $1500. It stood on the SW corner of Main and Arnold Sts. where the Barney Wright homestead now stands (1934). This was the 3rd school house on this lot. The...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • First Tailor Shop in Plainfield

    • Tailors--Illinois--Plainfield
    • A picture of the first tailor shop in Plainfield. In Woodruff's History of Will County, he states that when [Jonathan] Hagar came to Plainfield in 1835, there were a blacksmith shop, tailor shop, a wagon shop, two taverns, a couple of houses, a Mr....
    • 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,...
    • Faculty North Western College 1869

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield--Schools
    • This is a picture of the faculty of North Western College in 1869. They are: Rev. A.A. Smith, President; J.E. Rhodes; Rev. John H. Leas; Rev. F.W. Hydner; Henry C. Smith - assistant teachers. As previously stated, this ground was deeded to...
    • Reverend Stephen R. Beggs

    • Churches--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Forts & fortifications
    • This is a picture of the Rev. S.R. Beggs in his later years. He served in many churches, and became presiding Elder in Rock River Conference. He also built the first Methodist Episcopal church in Plainfield in 1836, and assisted in the next two...
    • Dillman Foundry Corn Sheller

    • Manufacturing--Illinois--Plainfield; Agriculture--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This corn sheller was manufactured in Plainfield by the Dillman Foundry and Machine Shop. L.E. Dillman came to Plainfield in 1848. Michael Dillman and son Y.C. Dillman came in 1849 and started a foundry on the point formed by Division St. and the...
    • North Side of Lockport St before Fire of 1891

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Hardware stores--Illinois--Plainfield; Dry Goods stores--Illinois--Plainfield; Variety stores--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This picture shows the north side of Lockport St. previous to the fire of Dec. 29, 1891 and after the fire of 1888. The man on the wagon is Samuel Brainard. Occupying the buildings west of the old church building were: Mrs Flagg art and books; Dr....
    • Community House

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Churches--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Rural schools--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This is a sketch of the first school building in Plainfield. It was built around 1833 and stood at 401 Division St. It was a log cabin about 14 feet square containing one door and two windows. A fireplace was built at one end. The building was used...
    • John D. Shreffler

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Agriculture--Illinois--Plainfield; Churches--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Organizations
    • John D. Shreffler, son of German Evangelical preacher Daniel and his wife Catharine Dauberman, was born in Center County, PA in 1817. He came to IL in 1846 with his wife Sarah A. Tonner. He farmed in the southern part of the Village of Plainfield,...
    • 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...

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