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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. '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.

  6. "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.

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

  8. Artistic Carton Company at 66 North Grove Avenue
    The white building Is 66 North Grove, Artistic Carton Co. Taken from the corner of Division Street looking northwest. Water Softener Corporation, city parking lot. Sign for Elgin Paper Co. and Sparkle.

  9. Artistic Carton Company Plant
    Artistic Carton Company Plant, Big Timber Road, Elgin, Illinois. Just west of McLean Blvd. One story building with a flat roof.

  10. Back of the Union Bus Station
    The back of the Union Bus Station looking northwest from Dexter during demolition of property before the Civic Center was built. Greyhound bus in parking lot. Sign on building for "Cement Lime Plaster"

  11. Brethren Publishing House. (South State Street).
    Brethren Publishing House. (South State Street). Signs for General Mission Board Church of the Brethren, B.S. Pearsall Butter Co., Brethren Book Store on awning

  12. Brook Street from Dexter
    Looking south on Brook Street from Dexter. Elgin Spark Building, Elgin Gabriel Sales, Co., Across the street is Holland Furnace, La Hacienda Restaurant, and Helen's Rooming House.

  13. Brook Street from Division Street
    Looking north up Brook Street from Division Street. Helen's Rooming House on the right. Varsity Liquors across from Helen's Boarding House. A billboard for Jim Kelly Ford. Across the street Rohlwing Bros. General Tire. Partial Holland Furnace sign.

  14. Building the east side Raceway
    Southeast view of Elgin, Illinois building the east side Raceway. Taken from near the dam, looking toward the Chicago Street bridge. The Fox River is low, with patches of dry land visible. A wooden structure is prominent in the foreground of the photo. Beyond this is another wooden structure at the water's edge, along side a pier or wooden walkway. In the background of the photo is a covered structure extending above the water which advertises "Hides & Leather, The Highest Price Paid for Hides, Pelts, Wool."

  15. Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Tracks from Division Street
    Looking north along the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Tracks from Division Street. Hotel Douglas on the right and Sportsman's Lodge across the street.

  16. Chicago and Northwestern Railroad tracks
    Chicago and Northwestern Railroad tracks looking east down the railroad tracks from the Civic Center. Hotel Douglas building and a sign and building for Elgin Lumber and Supply. "Meister Brau Douglas Tap" sign.

  17. Chicago Milwaukee & Saint Paul Railroad turn table and Engine house
    View of the east side of Elgin, Chicago Milwaukee & Saint Paul Railroad turn table and Engine house in the foreground. Train tracks pass along the river. The structure sits between the tracks and the river. The structure is topped with a tall wooden windmill. Wood is stacked near the structure and a ladder is visible on the side of the structure. Across the river many buildings are seen. Near the river are buildings advertising a woolen factory and the DuBois Opera House, DuBois Swan and Richards Dry Goods, and Monroe Stables. A church with double spires is prominent on the horizon.

  18. Chicago Milwaukee & Saint Paul Railway tracks
    Along Chicago Milwaukee & Saint Paul Railway tracks south of Elgin. Near bridge over Fox River.

  19. Chicago Northwestern Railroad tracks from Division and Douglas Streets
    Looking north up Chicago Northwestern Railroad tracks from Division and Douglas Streets. Taken from the 2 or 3 floor of the Giertz Building. Hotel Douglas on the right side and across the street is Sportsman's Lodge and Nate the Tailor and Olson Motors. Hamm's Beer sign.

  20. Cobblestone Detail
    Cobblestone detail above the door of the Waverly Hotel carriage house on West Highland Avenue next to Chicago Northwestern Railroad viaduct. Similar to 1989.001.0076

  21. Cobblestone detail over door of Waverly Hotel Carriage House
    Cobblestone detail over door of Waverly Hotel Carriage House, West Highland Ave. Next to the Chicago & Northwestern railroad viaduct. Former Borden plant building? Similar to 1989.001.0010

  22. Corner of North Grove and Highland Avenue
    The corner of North Grove and highland Avenue, looking north up Grove Avenue. The corner of the First Federal Savings Bank is pictured with a digital clock time of 3:43. Sign on the building across from the bank "SITE OF NEW POSTAL BUILDING TO SERVE YOU" sign for Elgin Paper and Sparkle in the background. Across the street is Sunderlage Insurance, Gerald Prochaska, DDS

  23. Daily Courier-News Building - 300 Lake Street.
    Daily Courier-News Building - 300 Lake Street.

  24. Dexter and Brook Streets in Elgin
    The buildings at Dexter and Brook Streets in Elgin including Johnson Bros. Garage, The General Tire, and Pat's Service Station selling Standard gasoline. The picture below is 1989.001.0019 Holland Furnace Company.

  25. Directional Sign Post
    Sign post at Wing and State Street, Elgin, Illinois circa 1952. Pointing the direction to Elgin, Dundee, and Almora.

  26. Division Street from Brook Street
    Future Civic Center area looking east on Division Street from Brook Street. Washington Hotel on corner. Signs include car wash, Ackemann's, and Hotel Douglas.

  27. Douglas Avenue and Division Street
    Looking west from Douglas Avenue and Division Street down Division. Grohs Leather Service on one side of the street and on the other a car wash and used car Nash Service. Partial Surgical Supplies sign, end of street Elgin Softeners sign.

  28. East From Kimball Street Bridge
    Looking east from Kimball Street bridge across the Fox River by the dam at demolition of buildings at the future Civic Center site. Billboard across the Fox River for Delta Airlines. "1963" handwritten in upper right corner.

  29. East Highland and North Grove Avenue
    Northeast corner East Highland and North Grove Avenue with the Western Tire store and Don Sunderlage Insurance sign. Flower baskets hanging from the light posts. Gerald Prochaska, DDS, Pat's Service, partial Conoco station, First Federal Savings, and Insurance Real Estate signs. Western Tire store located in Fisher Building.

  30. East Highland Avenue from Grove Avenue
    Looking east up East Highland Avenue from Grove Avenue before it became the Civic Center Area. Western Tire, Lee Hotel. Signs for Grain Belt Beer, Enterprise Furniture and Appliance Co., Lee Hotel.

  31. East side of Elgin and the east bank of Fox River
    East bank of Fox River looking northeast from West Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Tracks. Train tracks run along the foreground of the photo. Several rail cars are seen on the tracks. They show Northwestern, Wisconsin Central, Chicago Great Western and Great Northern marks. Several of the cars are open top and are full of raw materials. Utility lines run along the train tracks. The tracks run along the river. On the opposite side of the river are many closely packed buildings. Along the water's edge are buildings advertising Plaut Clothing, Shaws Livery, Gillett's Crescent Laundry, and Lion. There are several church spires visible on the horizon.

  32. East side of Elgin and the Fox River
    East side of Fox River taken from the west side. Railroad tracks run along the foreground of the photo. Three rail cars showing "Chicago Milwaukee St Paul" sit on the tracks, one is an open container car full of raw materials. The river is seen beyond the tracks and buildings line the river bank on the other side. The buildings are right at the water's edge. The view shows wooden staircases and back lots behind these buildings. Signs for Swan's Livery, Gillett's, Crescent Laundry and Plaut Clothing are seen. On the horizon are many church spires.

  33. East Side Train Station
    A 2.75 X 5" photo of the east side train station Sign "J.F. Berner Sheet Metal Work Furnaces". Motorcycle in foreground with two rifles leaning against the motorcycle.

  34. East View of Fox River Woolen Mills
    East View of Fox River Woolen Mills taken from the Fox River with two horse and wagons on the streets. 9:30 is the time on the clock tower. Building erected 1866.

  35. Eleven Unidentified Men
    11 unidentified men (possibly Elgin National Watch Factory employees) in front of the Elgin National Watch Factory.

  36. Elgin City Parking Lot
    Street scene Elgin city parking lot looking south down North Grove from the corner of Dexter Street. Future site of the Civic Center Area. Johnson Bros. Garage parking lot with parking meters across the street and a sign on a building for Ackemann's. Further down the street is First Federal Savings. Tower Building is in the background.

  37. Elgin City Railroad Barn
    Elgin City Railroad barn north east corner of Dexter and North Grove Ave. B & G. Boiler Welding Service 54 Dexter Ave. Similar to 1989.001.0035.

  38. Elgin Eagle Brewery
    Elgin Eagle Brewery, west side of Fox River north of Lawrence Ave. Taken from the east side of the River. Shows a Bait Shop on the opposite side of the Fox River.

  39. Elgin Flour and Feed Building 70-112 North Grove and next door Artistic Carton Company
    Looking east on East Highland Ave from North Grove Ave. Elgin Flour and Feed Buildings 70 - 112 North Grove. Artistic Carton Company Building is to the left of the Flour and Feed Buildings. "B & P ELGIN, ILL" pick up truck in the foreground.

  40. Elgin Flour and Feed Company
    Elgin Flour and Feed Company building along the east bank of the Fox River. Building is reflected in the water. Picture was taken about 150 feet north of the Highland Avenue bridge. Elgin Paper Company building and a smokestack for Ludwig Dairy is in the background.

  41. Elgin Flour and Feed Company Building
    Looking northeast at the east bank of the Fox River with the Elgin Flour and Feed Company building north of the Highland Avenue Bridge. Walton Island in the foreground.

  42. Elgin Gas & Light Company
    Elgin Gas & Light Company, north of National Street Bridge on the west side of Fox River. Small one story building with a larger one story building next to it. Round structure was the natural gas holder. People in boats on the Fox River.

  43. Elgin Looking Northeast From South State Street Hill
    Looking northeast from South State Street Hill. Taken from above street level, the photo shows primarily an open lot adjacent to a 2 story light colored clapboard house. The lot is surrounded by a wooden fence with several trees within. Beyond the fence is an unpaved road which runs along the river. A farm property with barn, corral and outbuilding is seen between the road and the river here. In the background of the photo are many closely packed buildings, the bridge over the river and more well-established buildings on the opposite side of the river. A building advertises a woolen factory. Patches of exposed earth are seen in the river.

  44. Elgin National Bank
    Elgin National Bank Northwest corner of Chicago Street and North River Street (Now North Grove). A woman is standing near the doorway of the ground floor entrance. Sign for dentist in the second story window.

  45. Elgin National Bank
    Elgin National Bank Northwest corner of Chicago Street and North River Street (Now North Grove). Sign for dentist in the second story window. A man is walking across the street.

  46. Elgin National Watch Company
    Photo print of artist drawing of Elgin National Watch Company showing addition to original building. Features horse and buggy and couple strolling in rendition. Adams took a photo of the drawing. Unknown who the artist is.

  47. Elgin National Watch Company Factory
    Elgin National Watch Company Factory taken from the west side of the Fox River looking southeast. Train cars along the railroad tracks. A shed for "E.H. Eggert & Sons Coal Coke & Wood."

  48. Elgin National Watch Company Factory
    Elgin National Watch Company Factory taken from National House roof. Fox River in the background, smoke coming out of one smoke stack. Time on the clock is about 7:43.

  49. Elgin National Watch Company Factory
    The exterior of the Elgin National Watch Company Factory taken from the west side of the Fox River looking northeast. The sign "ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH COMPANY" is visible on the roof.

  50. Elgin National Watch Company Factory
    Elgin National Watch Company Factory taken from the west side of the Fox River looking southeast.

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