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Elgin History Museum Gylleck Photo Collection

   
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  1. (Elgin) National Watch Company Factory
    First section of (Elgin) National Watch Company Factory from west side.

  2. (Elgin) National Watch Company Factory
    First (Elgin) National Watch Company Factory building looking southwest.

  3. (Elgin) National Watch Company Factory
    First (Elgin) National Watch Company Factory building looking southwest

  4. (Elgin) National Watch Company Factory.
    Employees entering original factory of (Elgin) National Watch Company.

  5. 1871 East Elgin Panorama
    1871 East Elgin Panorama (6 of 10) Looking at east Elgin along the Fox Riverbank. Taken from the west side. The Congregational Church is in the center of the photograph with the First Universalist Church to the left with four short steeples. Behind the Universalist Church is the Old Stone Baptist Church a small steeple. The steeple was removed when the Church became a school.

  6. 1875 Baseball Team
    Nine (9) members of the 1875 Baseball Team. 5 players sitting. 4 players standing behind them. Two very long baseball bats crossed and leaning against the players in the front row. Three floppy hats on the floor. One man in the first row has a hat resting on his knee. The player in the middle of the first row might be holding a baseball in his hands. Similar to 1989.001.1930

  7. 32w160 Army Trail Road, Wayne, Illinois
    32w160 Army Trail Road, residence on Army Trail Road, Wayne, Illinois. Two story house with dark shutters. bushes around two sides of the house. A picket fence borders the property.

  8. 4 South Street
    Residence at 4 South Street (Owner Unknown). One woman standing by picket fence gate and another woman standing closer to the house. The house is one story but features an attic window. A porch runs along the front of the home and features gingerbread trim and railings. A wooden sidewalk runs along the unpaved street in front of the home. Similar to 1989.001.2826

  9. 404 Washington Street, West Dundee, Illinois
    Residence at 404 Washington Street, West Dundee, Illinois. Built in 1855. Two story white home with shutters on the front. Porch on the front and one side. Snow on the ground.

  10. 'Old Brick' School
    'Old Brick' School northeast corner of DuPage and Chapel Street. Two story building with two chimneys Two men sitting on stairs outside the building. Wooden steps and walkways leading to the entrances. Both men are wearing hats. Sign on one exterior wall "Chapel St" Similar to 1989.001.1856.

  11. 'Old Brick' School and Elgin High School
    'Old Brick' School northeast corner of DuPage and Chapel Streets on the left. Elgin High School on the right.

  12. "Gag" Photo Mrs Wilcox and Women Friends
    "Gag" photo Mrs Wilcox and women friends dressing with Dr. Wilcox and men friends peering over screen. Similar to 1989.001.3316.

  13. "Jenks Trophy" Elgin Automotive Races
    "Jenks Trophy" Elgin Automotive Races August 8,1912. Wooden base.

  14. "Old Barrel House"
    "Old Barrel House" and neighboring stores at the northeast corner of Dexter and Douglas Ave. Several men face the camera, standing near a wood panel station wagon parked in front of the Wonder Inn. Others pass on the sidewalk and stand in a nearby parking lot. A man sits in the passenger seat of a car behind the station wagon. The block houses a parking lot and a series of adjacent two story brick buildings with first floor commercial occupants. The second story features a series of curtained standard and bay windows. Signs advertise Meister Brau, Hamm's Beer, Coca Cola, the Homestead Restaurant, Drewry's Beer ("Fuggle Hops put Drewrys a hop ahead"), the Wonder Inn, the Old Barrel House, Royal Crown Cola, Whiskey, Dr. Pepper, 7Up, Schlitz, and Beverly Outdoor.

  15. "Old People's Home" Oak Crest Residence
    "Old People's Home" now Oak Crest Residence. South State Street. Broadside of the building. The facing side of the building features a covered porch, a prominent rounded room and a formal entrance with stone accent walls and large planters. The view also shows 3 stores of windows, a porch at the right side and mature trees. A sidewalk passes in front of the building and a parallel one leads to the entrance of the building.

  16. "Pioneer"
    The "Pioneer" the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad locomotive first came to Elgin 1850.

  17. "Whiskey Point", Intersections of Fulton, South Spring Street, and South Grove Ave.
    Looking north at "Whiskey Point", Intersection of Fulton and South Spring Streets and South Grove Ave. The intersection shows embedded trolley tracks. Several motor cars are parked along the side of the streets. A woman has just crossed the street and steps onto the sidewalk at the right side of the frame. A sign advertising "Vulcanizing" hangs over the street. A billboard advertising Gold Medal Flour sits above a nearby building. Across the street is a commercial block of two story brick buildings with first floor display windows and awnings extending over the sidewalk.

  18. "Winter Design" Icicles & Ladder at Woodruff and Edwards Foundry
    "Winter Design" Icicles & Ladder at Woodruff and Edwards Foundry. Photo submitted for Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association monthly interclub competition.

  19. A. F. Ansel Meat Market Wagons
    A.F. Ansel Meat Market Wagons northeast corner of Chapel and Fulton Streets, Elgin, Illinois.

  20. Ackemann's Department Store
    Ackemann's Department Store on Milwaukee Street looking Northeast from corner of Douglas Ave. (Milwaukee Street Now East Highland Ave.) A utility pole and 2 man-hole covers are prominently seen in the center of the photo. Across the street the large Ackemann's sign hangs above window awnings. A man walks down the center of the street in front of the building. Across the street from Ackemann's a clock above a business displays the time 8:20. American flag and pennant bunting hangs across the street. A separate American flag is also mounted on top of the Ackemann's building.

  21. Ackemann's Department Store
    Milwaukee Street (now East Highland) at Ackemann's Department Store. A utility pole and 2 man-hole covers are prominently seen in the center of the photo. Across the street the large Ackemann's sign hangs above window awnings. A man walks down the center of the street in front of the building. Across the street from Ackemann's a clock above a business displays the time 8:20. American flag and pennant bunting hangs across the street. A separate American flag is also mounted on top of the Ackemann's building. Similar to 1989.001.0372.

  22. Ackemann's Parking Lot and Professional Building
    Northwest corner of North Spring and Division Streets, Ackemann's parking lot and Professional Building. The parking lot is empty. At the entrance to the parking lot is a small free standing brick building advertising "Ackemann's Parking" and showing a 3 sided window display that includes a lamp, wall decor and furniture. A car approaches the intersection, traveling up the hill that houses the mixed-grade parking lot. Beyond the parking lot is a 7-8 story building with rows of uniform windows, many with window air conditioner units.

  23. Adams Residence
    Looking east from the west side of the Fox River of John Manley Adams Home - marked with an "X" near the left side of the photo. Homes with large fenced lots back up to the river. The bank is sloped, as evidenced by a barn on pylons near the shore. Other homes sit on the hills beyond the river.

  24. Adams Residence at 24 Grove Avenue, Elgin
    John Manley Adams Residence at 24 Grove Avenue, Elgin - Old Number. Located near Prairie, River (Grove) and Lake Streets. In front of the home is a picket fence with the gate open leading to a barn. People visible in yard behind fence. A wooden sidewalk runs along the front of the home; the street is unpaved. A line of mature trees stands between the sidewalk and street. The home is 2 stories tall, with clapboard siding and simple decoration above the windows. A one story portion of the house faces the street. It has a simple covered porch; the view is obstructed by the trees. Similar to 1989.001.2853

  25. Adams, John Manley
    John Manley Adams portrait. He has a moustache and is wearing large bow tie and a striped shirt. Similar to 1989.001.2673 and 1989.001.2674.

  26. Adams, John Manley
    John Manley Adams portrait. He has a moustache and is wearing small bow tie. Similar to 1989.001.2678ab

  27. Adams, John Manley
    John Manley Adams portrait. He has a moustache and is wearing large bow tie with a striped shirt. Similar to 1989.001.2677 and 1989.001.2679.

  28. Adams, Spencer Manley
    Portrait Spencer M. Adams sitting. He has one arm resting next to a plant in a planter.

  29. Adams, Spencer Manley
    Portrait of Spencer Manley Adams standing by table. He has one hand resting on a book. Similar to 1989.001.3319.

  30. Adams, Spencer Manley
    Portrait Spencer Manley Adams seated in a window opening. Similar to 1989.001.3321.

  31. Adler & Bro' Dry Goods & Clothing
    Adler & Bro" Dry Goods & Clothing. Two shirts hanging from outside of the doorway. Three people on a second story walkway. A small group of people in the street. A man working on laying bricks on the the right side. Wilcox & O'Connell groceries wagon, signs for Continental Restaurant, Illinois Mutual Insurance Company Agency, and partial handbills pasted on wall, advertising faith healer Dr. Persons.

  32. Aerial View Looking North Along River.
    Aerial view looking north along the Fox River. The river cuts through the left center of the frame, curving to the right at the top of the frame. Rail lines run along the river on both sides of the river. The commercial district is seen, centered around the 3 bridges over the river that are shown. The view changes to one of residential homes, more trees and eventually farmland with large open fields. In the commercial district, cars are parked along the orderly streets and in off street parking lots. Advertising sign Joseph Spiess Co.

  33. Aerial View of Elgin
    Aerial view looking west; Elgin Civic Center under construction.

  34. Aerial View of Elgin
    Aerial view of Elgin looking east from the west side of the Fox River. Sign for "Wizard Oil for Pain" on a fence. Railroad tracks on the west side of the Fox River. Several train tracks and utility poles pass along the near side of the river. The buildings and trees on the far bank are reflected in the still water. The far river bank is generally relatively flat, lined by fences or trees and very near the surrounding buildings. On the far bank, the city is made up of modest homes.

  35. Aerial View of Elgin
    Aerial view taken from the roof of the Borden Building looking southeast. Buildings shown in the photograph include, a barber shop, Danish Bakery, U.S. 20 Cafe, Westside Industrial Supply, Friedrichs Furniture, Electric Home Co., Y.M.C.A., and the Tower Building. The Tower building rises above the neighboring buildings. Portions of the river can be seen between the rows of buildings.

  36. Aerial View of Elgin
    Aerial view of Elgin and the Fox River taken from the roof of the Borden Building looking east. Buildings shown include the Tower Building, the Y.M.C.A., West Side Industrial Supply, Leath Furniture and Ackmann's in the distance. Cars are parked on both sides of the bridge. A pedestrian walks on the sidewalk nearby.

  37. Aerial View of Elgin
    Aerial view looking east over the central business district of Elgin including the Fox River. Primarily trees and the roofs of homes and buildings. Three bridges over the river can be seen near the downtown area, as well as the engineered dam and tree lined island in the river's center. The Tower Building is seen. Toward the horizon, more trees are seen, breaking eventually to large open pieces of farmland.

  38. Aerial View of Elgin
    Aerial view looking northeast from the Locust Street School Light Tower. "TIPPECANOE" on a building along the Fox River. Smoke from a smokestack along the river.

  39. Aerial View of Elgin
    Aerial view looking southeast from the light tower at Locust and Perry Streets showing the Elgin National Watch Factory, National House, homes, the Fox River, and rural land.

  40. Aerial View of Elgin
    Aerial view looking northwest from the top of the Fountain Square Light Tower. Businesses along the Fox River including the Western House and homes in the background.

  41. Aerial View of Elgin
    Aerial view looking south toward Elgin High School from the top of the light tower at Elgin Academy. One horse and wagon in the street. Mostly homes.

  42. Aerial View of Elgin
    Aerial view looking northwest along Villa Street from the top of the light tower at St. Charles and Villa Street. Several churches in downtown Elgin are visible.

  43. Aerial View of Elgin
    West Side of the Fox River, south of Chicago Street. Trains and train depot, Wolff Bros Flour and Feed, Henry McBride Coal and Wood.

  44. Aerial View of Elgin
    Aerial view looking northeast from Fountain Square. Taken from the top of the light tower. Shows the St. Paul's Church, German Evangelical Church, First Methodist Church has the 2 steeples, and the Episcopal Church and fire station. Tefft's house is next to the Methodist Church hidden by trees. The Sherman cobblestone home is in the foreground. The Shaw Hotel and Central Hotel are in the lower right corner. Elgin Academy's Old Main building is in the background.

  45. Aerial View of Elgin
    Aerial view looking east from the top of the light tower in High School Park. Channing Street Cemetery in center of picture. Laurel Street is in the foreground.

  46. Aerial View of Elgin
    Aerial view looking northeast from the roof of the Tower Building Fishburn's Wallpaper, G.F. Martin Floor Covering, the Post Office (with an American Flag on a flagpole on the roof, Ackemann's, Kretschmer's Grocery, Professional Building with an Ackemann Bros. sign on the roof. Churches include St. John's, St. Paul's, and the First Methodist Church.

  47. Aerial View of Elgin
    Aerial view looking north along Douglas Ave. Taken from the light tower in Fountain Square. McBride Bros. Coal and Wood Yard building and Elgin Lumber near center of photograph.

  48. Aerial View of Elgin
    Aerial view looking southwest from the Elgin Academy grounds. Taken from the top of the light tower. S.S. Mann & Son Holstein Cattle barn. Churches from left to right First Baptist, First Methodist, St. Paul German Evangelical, and St. John's Lutheran. Edmund GIfford was the first owner of the large home with the mansard roof by the cattle barn. S.S. Mann bought the Gifford home. Next to the Gifford/Mann home is the David W. Bangs home.

  49. Aerial View of Elgin
    Aerial view looking east up National Street from the Light Tower at South State and Ryerson Avenue. Goff Island in the Fox River, the Elgin National Watch Factory on the opposite side of the river and National House on the far left edge of the photograph.

  50. Aerial View of Elgin Including Fire Barn #1
    Aerial view looking northeast from Fountain Square. Taken from top of the Light Tower Building. In the center of the photograph is Fire Barn #1. The fire barn features an arched center door, flanked by a window on each side and another above. A bell sits in a tower on the roof. The lot next to the fire station is vacant and shows some piles of debris. Laundry is hung on clotheslines in the rear yards of several adjacent buildings.

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