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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. 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

  6. '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.

  7. '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.

  8. "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.

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

  10. 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.

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

  12. Aldermen, unidentified
    Unidentified aldermen; biblical print

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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"

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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."

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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.

  25. Chicago Street
    North side of Chicago Street, looking east. The street is dirt and rocks. Wooden sidewalks line both sides. The view shows buildings on one side of the street only. An open wagon pulled by two horses passes in front of a building where several men and women stand on the sidewalk. The people on the sidewalk include a woman in a dark colored jacket and light colored skirt and another in a patterned dress. Three men, including a tall man with a white beard, stand near the women. Businesses along the street advertise M.B. Baldwin & Co Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, Glass & Putty, C.M. Daniels & Son Insurance Agents, Books, Stationery & Toys and Groceries. Partial sign for Newman and Innes, grocers. Notes on the back of the photo indicate this near the intersection of Douglas (Mill), Chicago, Grove and River Streets. Notes also indicate a fire occurred on a corner here on July 8, 1865. Similar to 1989.001.0466B

  26. Chicago Street From the Bridge
    Street scene, looking east on Chicago Street from the bridge, near River, Douglas and Chicago Streets. A covered buggy drawn by a single horse travels down an unpaved street cut with many wheel tracks. On either side of the street are wooden sidewalks and one to three story commercial buildings. On the sidewalk a few men stand near the entrance to a restaurant. On the opposite side of the street merchandise sits on the sidewalk outside a store advertising Cheese Factory and Dairy Apparatus and Supplies. Other signs advertise Federal Union Insurance Co, Campbell & Taylor, C.M. Daniels & Son Insurance & Real Estate, toys and fancy goods, B. Healy, dentists, Cornell Furniture, and Stewarts, with First Baptist Church steeple in distance.

  27. Chicago Street, Elgin, Illinois
    Looking east on Chicago Street from Fountain Square, near Douglas, Chicago, River and Grove streets. The street is unpaved and lined by wooden sidewalks and commercial buildings. Several horse drawn wagons are parked along the side. A dog stands near a spotted horse. One wagon carries rocks. The buildings are generally two to three stories tall. A sign is being painted on the side of one of the three story buildings; a man sits on a wooden scaffold with a ladder nearby; he paints "C.M. Daniels & Son Insurance" on the sign. Other signs seen in the scene include Printing Office, Aetna Insurance, Innes Groceries, M.P. Brown Groceries, Saunders Restaurant, Premium Ale, Stationery and Toys, and O'Conner Maker.

  28. Chicago Street, Elgin, Illinois
    Looking east up Chicago Street. An unpaved street with gravel cover passes between blocks of commercial buildings. The street curves near the foreground of the photo, showing a close up of the wooden plank sidewalk and a farm machine parked nearby. Behind the farm machine is a wall with remnants of posted bills and notices. A large clock hang near signs advertising watches, jewelry, Wm. M Barker, and B. Healy. A wagon pulled by 2 horses parks near the Oyster Depot. Further up the street are signs for C.M. Daniels & Son Insurance, Campbell & Taylor, groceries, furniture, W. Cass, art goods, and telegraph. Across the street are signs for Schults & Todson, Advocate Office and Mallory & Co. Two church spires rise in the background of the photo (left First Baptist with steeple; right, First Presbyterian which burned within the year). A notation on the back of the mat states "note gas lights being installed."

  29. Chicago Street, Elgin, Illinois
    Looking east on Chicago Street from the bridge. Horses, wagons in the street. Signs for Federal Union Insurance Co., C.M. Daniels & Son, Campbell & Taylor, Oyster Depot, J. Meehan Building, B. Healy Building. Elgin Advocate banner suspended above thoroughfare.

  30. Chicago Street, Elgin, Illinois
    Looking east up Chicago Street from the bridge. Street scene, looking east on Chicago Street from the bridge, near River, Douglas and Chicago Streets. A covered buggy drawn by a single horse travels down an unpaved street cut with many wheel tracks. On either side of the street are wooden sidewalks and one to three story commercial buildings. On the sidewalk a few men stand near the entrance to a restaurant. On the opposite side of the street merchandise sits on the sidewalk outside a store advertising Cheese Factory and Dairy Apparatus and Supplies. Other signs advertise Federal Union Insurance Co, Campbell & Taylor, C.M. Daniels & Son Insurance & Real Estate, toys and fancy goods, B. Healy, dentists, Cornell Furniture, and Stewarts, with First Baptist Church steeple in distance. Similar to 1989.001.0461

  31. City Hall
    City Hall, northeast corner of Spring and Chicago Streets. Commercial Hotel being demolished in the foreground. The building is 4+ stories tall and features a 7+ story tall corner clock tower 4 smaller turrets on the top. The building has 2 contrasting types/colors of stone on the facade, a row of windows with awnings and rows of arched windows. Two horse drawn wagons/carriages are parked along the paved sidewalk. In front of the building, across the street a brick building is being demolished. A man stands near the debris pile. Similar to 1989.001.490.

  32. City Hall
    City Hall, northeast corner of Spring and Chicago Streets. Commercial Hotel being demolished in the foreground. Similar to 1989.001.491. The building is 4+ stories tall and features a 7+ story tall corner clock tower 4 smaller turrets on the top. The building has 2 contrasting types/colors of stone on the facade, a row of windows with awnings and rows of arched windows. Two horse drawn wagons/carriages are parked along the paved sidewalk. In front of the building, across the street a brick building is being demolished. A man stands near the debris pile.

  33. City Hall Demolition
    Northeast Corner of Spring and Chicago Streets. A large pile of debris is seen, Two partial brick walls still stand among the brick and wood debris. Collapsible barricades block off one side of the area. A sign advertising "Welcome to Elgin- Shopping Center of Northern Illinois" hangs on a nearby light pole. In the background are stores/signs for The Boroco Store and House of Fireplaces.

  34. City Hall, Elgin Hotel and Elgin Typewriter Co. Demolition
    City Hall, Elgin Hotel and Elgin Typewriter Co. Demolition, Northeast Corner of Spring And Chicago Streets. Collapsible barricades close off the sidewalk and street near the pile of debris which fills the now-vacant lot. The exposed brick wall from the neighboring building shows damage and an exposed second floor doorway. A nearby store advertises " Neil's Interior Decorating Wallpapers" and features a window display of fabrics. A sign hangs from a light pole advertising "Welcome to Elgin- Shopping Center of Northern Illinois." Partial sign for Elgin Federal Savings.

  35. City Hall, Elgin Hotel and Elgin Typewriter Co. Demolition
    City Hall, Elgin Hotel and Elgin Typewriter Co. Demolition, northeast corner of Spring and Chicago Streets. 206 Chicago is the Elgin Hotel. 208 Chicago is a shoe shop. 210 Chicago is Elgin Typewriter. Cars are parallel parked at parking meters along the street near the 4+ story building. Collapsible barricades block off the street and sidewalks. A crosses the street nearby. Signs advertise "Elgin Federal Savings", "Welcome to Elgin- shopping Center of Northern Illinois" and "Jct Illinois 58".

  36. City Hall, Elgin Hotel and Elgin Typewriter Company Demolition
    City Hall, Elgin Hotel and Elgin Typewriter Company Demolition, Northeast Corner of Spring And Chicago Streets. A man stands on the sidewalk near the barricades looking up at the partially demolished building. To his right is a large pile of debris and the Home Savings and Loan Association. A crane sits behind the remaining portion of the building and while the facade looks untouched, the rear of the building shows a jagged edge where bricks are already being removed. The side of this 4+ story building shows windows that must have previously been part of the adjacent 2 story building. In the distance is the Elgin Tower Building, Leath Furniture, and Elgin Federal Savings.

  37. Civic Center Parking Lot
    Civic Center parking lot. Looking east up Division Street. Trees line medians in a near empty parking lot; the parking spots are marked with lines and parking meters. In the distance is a downtown business block. Signs for Ackemann's, Hotel Douglas and a pharmacy are seen. The intersection near these stores shows two railroad crossing signs.

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. Coleman, James
    Portrait of James Coleman he is standing. There is a framed object behind him.

  41. Coleman, James
    Close-up portrait of James Coleman

  42. Comm. John Zimmerli and Elmer Gylleck with Gifford Baby Buggy
    Comm. John Zimmerli and Elmer Gylleck with Gifford Baby Buggy. Elmer Gylleck is wearing glasses. Similar to 1989.001.0725. Elmer Gylleck is wearing glasses.

  43. Comm. John Zimmerli And Elmer Gylleck with Gifford Baby Buggy
    Comm. John Zimmerli And Elmer Gylleck with Gifford Baby Buggy. Similar to 1989.001.0726 and 1989.001.2124

  44. Comm. John Zimmerli And Elmer Gylleck with Gifford Baby Buggy
    Comm. John Zimmerli And Elmer Gylleck with Gifford Baby Buggy Similar to 1989.001.0726 and 1989.001.2123.

  45. Comm. John Zimmerli with Gifford Baby Buggy
    Comm. John Zimmerli And Elmer Gylleck with Gifford Baby Buggy (Elmer Gylleck is cropped out of the scanned image) Similar to 1989.001.0725

  46. 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

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

  48. 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.

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

  50. 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.

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