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Pieces of Park Ridge

   
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  1. 1920s photograph with "Straut School of Domestic Economy Park Ridge Ill." written along the bottom
    1920s photograph with "Straut School of Domestic Economy Park Ridge Ill." written along the bottom. Now the Administration (Wohlers) building at the Park Ridge Youth Campus.

  2. "Come to Park Ridge and Live" by Dulah Evans Krehbiel
    "Come to Park Ridge and Live" by Dulah Evans Krehbiel. In 1909, Dulah Evans Krehbiel won a contest sponsored by the City of Park Ridge with this picture. It was used by Park Ridge as a logo until 1939. Painting part of May 2008 exhibit at the Park Ridge Public Library.

  3. "Scene at Illinois Industrial School for Girls Park Ridge, Ill."
    Photograph with: "Scene at Illinois Industrial School for Girls Park Ridge, Ill." written at the bottom.

  4. "Solomon Cottage Illinois Indrustrial [sic] School for Girls Park Ridge Ill."
    Photograph with: "Solomon Cottage Illinois Indrustrial [sic] School for Girls Park Ridge Ill." written at the bottom.

  5. "The Sketchbook" magazine cover by Dulah Evans Krehbiel
    "The Sketchbook" magazine cover by Dulah Evans Krehbiel (Albert Krehbiel's wife). She was an illustrator, portrait painter and created covers for many famous magazines including "The Sketchbook." Photograph part of May 2008 exhibit at the Park Ridge Public Library.

  6. A large and welcoming statue of Jesus with the children is located near the entrance to Mary, Seat of Wisdom School
    A large and welcoming statue of Jesus with the children is located near the entrance to Mary, Seat of Wisdom School.

  7. Aaron Cochran residence; Main Street at Fairview Avenue
    Aaron Cochran residence; Main Street at Fairview Avenue. The house faced Main Street. The house is no longer there.

  8. Above the doorway at 15 S. Prospect in Park Ridge, Illinois
    Above the doorway at 15 S. Prospect. A Boy Scout troop in Park Ridge had to identify photographs along the first block of South Prospect Avenue in Park Ridge.

  9. Aerial photograph of the greenhouses that used to be in Park Ridge on Northwest Highway taken around 1940
    Aerial photograph of the greenhouses that used to be in Park Ridge on Northwest Highway taken around 1940. The Heinz Family bought the greenhouses.

  10. Aerial photograph of the greenhouses that used to be in Park Ridge on Northwest Highway taken around 1940
    Aerial photograph of the greenhouses that used to be in Park Ridge on Northwest Highway taken around 1940. The Heinz Family bought the greenhouses.

  11. Aerial photographic map of the city of Park Ridge from 1926
    Aerial photographic map of the city of Park Ridge from 1926.

  12. Albert H. Krehbiel (1873-1945). Artist who lived in Park Ridge, Illinois.
    Albert H. Krehbiel (1873-1945). Artist who lived in Park Ridge, Illinois. When he died, at his request, his ashes were scattered over the Des Plaines River at Touhy Avenue because that was one of his favorite landscapes to paint at every season of the year. Photograph part of May 2008 exhibit at the Park Ridge Public Library.

  13. Albert Krehbiel and son Evans in Park Ridge, Illinois
    Albert Krehbiel and son Evans in Park Ridge, Illinois. Photograph part of May 2008 exhibit at the Park Ridge Public Library.

  14. Albert Krehbiel in his studio in Park Ridge, Illinois
    Albert Krehbiel in his Touhy Avenue studio in Park Ridge, Illinois working on the Illinois Supreme Court murals. Photograph part of May 2008 exhibit at the Park Ridge Public Library.

  15. American Legion parade for dedication of new American Legion home in Park Ridge
    American Legion parade on Prospect avenue for dedication of new American Legion home in Park Ridge on June 12, 1927. Photograph found in the house at 420 S. Courtland that was once owned by the Fisk's.

  16. American Legion parade for dedication of new American Legion home in Park Ridge
    American Legion parade for dedication of new American Legion home in Park Ridge. Photograph found in the house at 420 S. Courtland that was once owned by the Fisk's.

  17. Another Park Ridge Milestone--The Park Ridge State Bank
    Brochure giving a brief history of the bank, and celebrating having more than a million dollars in assets.

  18. Back entrance of City Hall
    Back entrance of City Hall. Date unknown.

  19. Barn Albert Krehbiel moved onto his property in Park Ridge, Illinois
    The barn Albert Krehbiel moved onto his property in Park Ridge, Illinois to hold the scaffolding necessary to build the murals for the Illinois Supreme Court building. Photograph part of May 2008 exhibit at the Park Ridge Public Library.

  20. Black and white photograph of house that was the residence of Mayor Hollis
    Black and white photograph of house that was the residence of Mayor Raymond Hollis when he was an alderman; Christian Grupe home in the 1920s. The house was originally a farm since about 1855. Current address is 543 N. Aldine.

  21. Bucheit and Fricke homes on Park Place; Stinton's store to left
    Bucheit and Fricke homes on Park Place; Stinton's store to left. Park Place was later renamed Butler Place.

  22. Central School; 4th grade class, 1896
    Central School; 4th grade class, 1896.

  23. Central School First Grade Class Picture 1926
    Picture of the first grade class of Ruth Spangler Cartwright at Central School in 1926.

  24. Central School, Park Ridge, Illinois, circa 1924, showing one-level addition to Touhy Avenue side of school
    Central School, Park Ridge, Illinois, circa 1924, showing one-level addition to Touhy Avenue side of school. The Park Ridge Public Library stands where the school used to be. Photograph featured in display case during the month of January 2013 at the Park Ridge Public Library. The Park Ridge Public Library celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013.

  25. Chaplain saluting in a Memorial Day parade car for the Mel Tierney American Legion Post
    Chaplain saluting in a Memorial Day parade car for the Mel Tierney American Legion Post.

  26. Charles Duwel, 1852-1930
    Photograph of Charles Duwel. He was a police chief for Park Ridge, Illinois.

  27. Children in a swimming pool at the Park Ridge School for Girls
    Children in a swimming pool at the Park Ridge School for Girls.

  28. Clara Barck Welles, Founder of the Kalo Arts Crafts Community House in Park Ridge, Illinois
    Clara Barck Welles, Founder of the Kalo Arts Crafts Community House in Park Ridge, Illinois where the preeminent silver of the American Arts and Crafts Movement was hand wrought. She was also a founding member and first president of the 20th Century Club of Park Ridge from May 1912 until 1914. Photograph part of May 2008 exhibit at the Park Ridge Public Library.

  29. Close up photograph of the house at 420 S. Courtland taken on March 25, 1933
    Close up photograph of the house at 420 S. Courtland taken on March 25, 1933. Photograph found in the house at 420 S. Courtland that was once owned by the Fisk's.

  30. Close-up detail photograph of a window archway on the Lincoln Middle School building in Park Ridge, Illinois
    Close-up detail photograph of a window archway on the Lincoln Middle School building in Park Ridge, Illinois. The Park Ridge Library was selected to host the traveling exhibit "Art and Architecture in Illinois Libraries" from March 18-April 14, 2007. The exhibit was created using information and images collected by Eastern Illinois University through surveys and more than 600 site visits. The Park Ridge Library also planned Art and Architecture themed programs and activities for adults and children. So, Library staff took pictures of architectural details around Park Ridge and developed a sort of search challenge for patrons to identify the pictures and to win prizes for identifying them correctly.

  31. Close-up photograph of a detail on the Lincoln Middle School building in Park Ridge, Illinois
    Close-up photograph of a detail on the Lincoln Middle School building in Park Ridge, Illinois. The Park Ridge Library was selected to host the traveling exhibit "Art and Architecture in Illinois Libraries" from March 18-April 14, 2007. The exhibit was created using information and images collected by Eastern Illinois University through surveys and more than 600 site visits. The Park Ridge Library also planned Art and Architecture themed programs and activities for adults and children. So, Library staff took pictures of architectural details around Park Ridge and developed a sort of search challenge for patrons to identify the pictures and to win prizes for identifying them correctly.

  32. Close-up photograph of detail on the Lincoln Middle School building in Park Ridge, Illinois
    Close-up photograph of detail on the Lincoln Middle School building in Park Ridge, Illinois. The Park Ridge Library was selected to host the traveling exhibit "Art and Architecture in Illinois Libraries" from March 18-April 14, 2007. The exhibit was created using information and images collected by Eastern Illinois University through surveys and more than 600 site visits. The Park Ridge Library also planned Art and Architecture themed programs and activities for adults and children. So, Library staff took pictures of architectural details around Park Ridge and developed a sort of search challenge for patrons to identify the pictures and to win prizes for identifying them correctly.

  33. Close-up photograph of the detail on the archway of the Kiko's building at 127 N. Northwest Highway in Park Ridge, Illinois
    Close-up photograph of the detail on the archway of the Kiko's building at 127 N. Northwest Highway in Park Ridge, Illinois. The Park Ridge Library was selected to host the traveling exhibit "Art and Architecture in Illinois Libraries" from March 18-April 14, 2007. The exhibit was created using information and images collected by Eastern Illinois University through surveys and more than 600 site visits. The Park Ridge Library also planned Art and Architecture themed programs and activities for adults and children. So, Library staff took pictures of architectural details around Park Ridge and developed a sort of search challenge for patrons to identify the pictures and to win prizes for identifying them correctly.

  34. Close-up photograph of the door handle on the Pickwick Building in Park Ridge, Illinois
    Close-up photograph of the door handle on the Pickwick Building at 5 S. Prospect. A Boy Scout troop in Park Ridge had to identify photographs along the first block of South Prospect Avenue in Park Ridge.

  35. Close-up photograph of the roof and front entrance of the Kiko's building at 127 N. Northwest Highway in Park Ridge, Illinois
    Close-up photograph of the roof and front entrance of the Kiko's building at 127 N. Northwest Highway in Park Ridge, Illinois. The Park Ridge Library was selected to host the traveling exhibit "Art and Architecture in Illinois Libraries" from March 18-April 14, 2007. The exhibit was created using information and images collected by Eastern Illinois University through surveys and more than 600 site visits. The Park Ridge Library also planned Art and Architecture themed programs and activities for adults and children. So, Library staff took pictures of architectural details around Park Ridge and developed a sort of search challenge for patrons to identify the pictures and to win prizes for identifying them correctly.

  36. Closer photograph of a totem pole at Centennial Park in Park Ridge, Illinois
    Closer photograph of a totem pole at Centennial Park in Park Ridge, Illinois. The Park Ridge Library was selected to host the traveling exhibit "Art and Architecture in Illinois Libraries" from March 18-April 14, 2007. The exhibit was created using information and images collected by Eastern Illinois University through surveys and more than 600 site visits. The Park Ridge Library also planned Art and Architecture themed programs and activities for adults and children. So, Library staff took pictures of architectural details around Park Ridge and developed a sort of search challenge for patrons to identify the pictures and to win prizes for identifying them correctly.

  37. Closer photograph of a totem pole at Centennial Park in Park Ridge, Illinois
    Closer photograph of a totem pole at Centennial Park in Park Ridge, Illinois. The Park Ridge Library was selected to host the traveling exhibit "Art and Architecture in Illinois Libraries" from March 18-April 14, 2007. The exhibit was created using information and images collected by Eastern Illinois University through surveys and more than 600 site visits. The Park Ridge Library also planned Art and Architecture themed programs and activities for adults and children. So, Library staff took pictures of architectural details around Park Ridge and developed a sort of search challenge for patrons to identify the pictures and to win prizes for identifying them correctly.

  38. Color photograph of one of the buildings at the Park Ridge Youth Campus
    Color photograph of one of the buildings at the Park Ridge Youth Campus.

  39. Color photograph of the Administration Building at the Park Ridge Youth Campus
    Color photograph of the Administration Building at the Park Ridge Youth Campus.

  40. Color photograph of the sign and some of the buildings at the Park Ridge Youth Campus
    Color photograph of the sign and some of the buildings at the Park Ridge Youth Campus. Photograph taken sometime between 1980 and 1992.

  41. Come to Park Ridge and Live
    Advertisement brochure, originally folded in fours, explaining why someone would want to live in Park Ridge

  42. Community Church of Park Ridge--Order of Worship November 14, 1948
    Community Church of Park Ridge- Worship service

  43. Company Two Park Ridge Illinois Home Guard circa 1916
    Company Two Park Ridge Illinois Home Guard circa 1916. Photograph featured in display case during the month of January 2013 at the Park Ridge Public Library. The Park Ridge Public Library celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013.

  44. Construction at the Park Ridge Youth Campus
    Construction at the Park Ridge Youth Campus. Photograph taken sometime between 1980 and 1992.

  45. Copy of an historical police photograph
    Copy of an historical police photograph. Date unknown.

  46. Crest on the building at 27 and 29 S. Prospect in Park Ridge, Illinois
    Crest on the building at 27 and 29 S. Prospect. The crest has a black square in the upper left hand corner; a fleur-de-lis in the upper right hand corner; a swan in the bottom left hand corner; and a black square in the bottom right hand corner. A Boy Scout troop in Park Ridge had to identify photographs along the first block of South Prospect Avenue in Park Ridge.

  47. Dark photograph of cows that used to be kept at the Park Ridge School for Girls
    Dark photograph of cows that used to be kept at the Park Ridge School for Girls.

  48. Design on the building underneath the crest at 27 and 29 S. Prospect Avenue in Park Ridge, Illinois
    Design on the building underneath the crest at 27 and 29 S. Prospect. A Boy Scout troop in Park Ridge had to identify photographs along the first block of South Prospect Avenue in Park Ridge.

  49. Design on the Pickwick Building in Park Ridge, Illinois
    Design on the Pickwick Building from 5 to 11 S. Prospect. A Boy Scout troop in Park Ridge had to identify photographs along the first block of South Prospect Avenue in Park Ridge.

  50. Detail of the archway in the courtyard at 15 S. Prospect in Park Ridge, Illinois
    Detail of the archway in the courtyard at 15 S. Prospect. A Boy Scout troop in Park Ridge had to identify photographs along the first block of South Prospect Avenue in Park Ridge.

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