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St. Charles History -- Then and Now

   
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  1. A Hundred Years and More: A Historical Play of St. Charles
    A play set in the years 1823-1933, illustrated with photographs from a production (year unknown)

  2. All Men Are Created Equal
    Non-fiction essay c. World War II. Pamphlet published by Robert Company: St. Charles, Ill

  3. Altonn's Television Shop (1966)/Klink's Wagon Shop
    Presently (1966), Altonn's Television Shop (pictured above) has its headquarters on the very spot that Klink's Wagon Shop was in business so many years ago. Perhaps when you see Altonn's you can pretend it's Klink's Wagon Shop again, with wagons and carriages being repaired on the second floor, the blacksmith shop on the first floor and maybe a slave or two in the basement. Current address: 301 W. Main Street. Currently the Antiques Market II. From "Then and Now" by Alice Cairo.

  4. Arcada Theatre
    Includes "The Arcada Theater History, Prepared by Les Hickory, from the St. Charles Chronicle" (title from cover); a "revised constituion" for the St. Charles Little Theatre; and articles and clippings dated from 1925-1999.

  5. Archeology
    Photocopies of articles about archaeological excavations in St. Charles, IL. Two skeletons surface...and everybody's happy at the diggings / St. Charles Chronicle -- Antiquities in suburbia / The Tribune -- Indians ask: don't dig up sacred bones / The Tribune -- Work stopped in digging Indian mounds / St. Charles Chronicle -- Archaeologist digs farm site for relics, cabin foundation / St. Charles Chronicle -- Construction site yields treasure of Indian artifacts / Beacon-News -- Stag moose remains harvested at local farm / St. Charles Chronicle -- Builders let archaeologists get in their digs / Chicago Tribune

  6. Artists
    Photocopies of articles about St. Charles, Ill. area artists and/or their work. Dates range from 1976-2000

  7. Atwood Inn, The (1850's-1860's)
    The Atwood Inn was the gayest kind of a hotel. Many a beautiful ball was given here. At that time it had a big balcony where great patriotic speeches were made during the war. After President Lincoln was shot, Mrs. Lincoln stayed here for some time. Each day she was taken across the river to consult with Mrs. Howard, a spiritualist. See also: Zimmerman's Apartment Building. From "Then and Now" by Alice Cairo.

  8. Atwood Inn/Zimmerman's Apartment Building (1966)
    The Atwood Inn, now Zimmerman's Apartment Building, is located on the northwest corner of Illinois and Third Streets. The balcony and porch are gone now but much of the original architecture remains. See where the second row of windows are? There is where a balcony and porch were attached to the building where Mrs. Abraham Lincoln would sit and rock in a rocking chair where she stayed in that delightful inn! From "Then and Now" by Alice Cairo. See also: the Atwood Inn.

  9. Banking House of Bowman and Baird (1850's-1860's), Opera House, Judge Barry's Law Office
    The above pictured building is right on the southeast corner of East Main Street and Second Avenue. For years much of the serious business of the town was carried on at this bank. We were heading toward the Civil War and Mr. Bowman, the banker, organized a company of "Wide Wakers" who carried lanterns and paraded for Abraham Lincoln. One of these lanterns is on display (c. 1966) in the St. Charles Historical Museum. The Opera House was above the bank and it was the social center of the day, there being no radio or television in those days. Many happy gatherings were held at the Opera House. East of the Banking House we look upon Judge Barry's Law Office. Many of St. Charles' notables gathered here to discuss politics, the events of the war, etc. From "Then and Now" by Alice Cairo. Current address: 201 E. Main Street. See also: St. Charles Office and Supply.

  10. Biographical Record of Kane County, Illinois
    Portraits and biographical sketches. Includes Index. Some blank pages were omitted.

  11. Biographical Record of Kane County, Illinois -- All Name Index
    Index of The Biographical Record of Kane County, Illinois; published by S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago Illinois, 1898. Possibly published for the Kane County Genealogical Society, Geneva, Illinois. Other name: Swanson, Viola Ashman; Klinkey, Joan C.

  12. Biographies: Local History A-Z
    This biographical profile helps document changes in St. Charles (c. 1960 - 2000) as captured by local newspaper articles about community residents' lives and businesses. Photocopies of articles compiled by St. Charles Library staff.

  13. Business and Industry: A - F; Overview
    Photocopies of newspaper articles compiled by St. Charles Public Library staff. Organized alphabetically by business name. Dates currently referenced: 1878-1991. Commentary and notes by Library staff included.

  14. Business and Industry: G - O
    Photocopies of newspaper articles compiled by St. Charles Public Library staff. Organized alphabetically by business name. Dates currently referenced: 1878-1991. Commentary and notes by Library staff

  15. Business and Industry: P - Z
    Photocopies of newspaper articles compiled by St. Charles Public Library staff. Organized alphabetically by business name. Dates currently referenced: 1878-1991. Commentary and notes by Library staff included.

  16. Campton Township
    Photocopies of articles and some reports by the Camptown Town Board of Trustees. Compiled by St. Charles Public Library staff. See also: "Maps"

  17. Carroll Tower
    Photocopies of articles regarding plans to tear down the old Hotel Baker garage and replace with housing for elderly.

  18. Celebrating History: A Pictoral History of St. Charles, Illinois
    Spine title: "Celebrating History: a pictorial essay of St. Charles, Illinois." Complete title: "Celebrating History, 1940-1990 : a pictorial essay, vol. 1, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the St. Charles Historical Society Museum 1940-1990." 112 p. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm.

  19. Church and State
    Includes articles about the disputed display of a Christmas Cross on the St. Charles Fire Department radio tower in the 1980s. Photocopies of articles compiled by St. Charles Public Library staff.

  20. Civil War, 1861-1865: Local History
    Photocopies of newspaper articles, Camp Kane Dedication brochure and other documents compiled by St. Charles Public Library staff

  21. Convent of Mount Saint Mary's Academy (1966)
    The original building of Mount Saint Mary's Academy was Colonel Farnsworth's home. Now it houses the Sisters of the Saint Dominican Order who teach in the all girl high school, Mount Saint Mary. At one time the school was a boarding school but of late (c. 1966) has become a day time school only. Isn't it fun to pretend that we can see all the finely dressed ladies and gentlemen sitting in the horse drawn carriages going up the pretty driveway. From "Then and Now" by Alice Cairo. Current address: 701 Geneva Rd. See also: John Farnsworth Home.

  22. Crime
    Photocopies of articles on crime starting in 1982. Compiled by St. Charles Public Library staff.

  23. Delnor-Community Hospital
    Photocopies of newspaper articles compiled by St. Charles Public Library staff. Also includes copies of some Quarterly and Annual Reports and other Hospital publications and marketing materials.

  24. DelnorCommunityHospital
    Photocopies of newspaper articles compiled by St. Charles Public Library staff.

  25. Diaries of Abba (Durant) Allen 1853-1933: St. Charles, Illinois, 1866-1875, and Logan, Iowa, 1919-1933
    The diaries of Abba (Durant) Allen, 1853-1933 : St. Charles, Illinois, 1866-1875, and Logan, Iowa, 1919-1933 / edited by Alexander G. Rose III ; with biographical notes and annotated indexes compiled with the assistance of Constance (Dutton) Heacox Mikiska, Lorraine E. Miller, and Norma C. Shearer.

  26. Dunham Castle
    Photocopies of newspaper articles compiled by St. Charles Public Library staff.

  27. Dunham-Hunt Museum
    Photocopies of newspaper articles compiled by St. Charles Public Library staff. Also referred to as "Hunt House," Bela T. Hunt, one of the first settlers of St. Charles, built this home of local bricks from Penny's Brickyard (now Baker Park) in 1836.

  28. Dupage Airport

  29. Durant-Peterson
    Photocopies of newspaper articles about the farmhouse built in 1849 in St. Charles Township (compiled by St. Charles Public Library staff).

  30. Fabyan, Colonel George
    Photocopies of newspaper articles and miscellaneous items compiled by St. Charles Public Library staff.

  31. Fermilab
    Photocopies of newspaper articles and other miscellaneous items compiled by St. Charles Public Library staff. See also: Superconducting Super Collider.

  32. Ferslew's Kane County gazetteer, directory, and business advertiser, 1857
    With "Prefatory" by the publishers dated 1867. Published by Ferslew & Co.: Geneva, Ill. Advertisements interspersed. Please note: digital copy reflects the order of pages as found in original bound item. Pages 17 and 20-48 are located between the St. Charles and Sugar Grove Directories. Blank pages at beginning were omitted.

  33. Ferson Creek Bridge (1850's-1860's)
    This bridge crossed Ferson's Creek and was necessary to use if one wanted to go north from St. Charles on the west side of the Fox River. Many slaves crossed this bridge to go North. At one time it was made of planks and of decorative steel. There appears to be more underbrush and trees in this picture than in the one taken in 1966. The bridge was on Elgin Road connecting St. Charles and Elgin. From "Then and Now" by Alice Cairo. See also: Ferson Creek Bridge, 1966.

  34. Ferson Creek Bridge (1966)
    Presently (c. 1966) the bridge consists of a narrow two-lane highway with a high brick and concrete abutment. Much of the foliage is gone. The highway which it is a part of is known as Highway 31. How would you feel about crossing this bridge at night many years ago? From "Then and Now" by Alice Cairo. See also: Ferson Creek Bridge, 1850's-1860's.

  35. FleaMarket
    Photocopies of newspaper articles starting in 1980. Compiled by St. Charles Public Library staff

  36. Fox River
    Looking Across the Fox River. From the "Art Work of Kane County." Published by W. H. Parish Publishing Co.

  37. Fox River
    Photocopies of articles compiled by St. Charles Library staff on a variety of topics between 1979 and 2000.

  38. Franklin Medical College
    Photocopies of articles compiled by St. Charles Public Library staff. Includes excerpt from "History of Medical Practice in Illinois." Photo and more information at: http://www.listphile.com/StCharles_LocalHistory/Franklin_Medical_College

  39. Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Kane County (1904)
    An excerpt from the Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Kane County (1904), pages 698-724.

  40. History of Kane County, IL, All Name Index
    Name index to the two volume set "History of Kane County, IL" by Joslyn, R. Waite (Rudolphus Waite, b. 1866)and Joslyn, Frank W. (Frank Wilber, b. 1860).
    Volume I indexed by Cynthia Christ Nelson and Rebecca A. Minetti (95 p.); Volume II indexed by Catherine Matthies (76 p.). Both typed by Joan C. Klinkey (addresses provided for all). Publication information: J.C. Klinkey, St. Charles, Ill.

  41. History of Kane County, IL, Volume I
    '"Illustrated with portraits and views." Running title: Kane County History, Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Published by The Pioneer Pub. Co: Chicago, IL. Highlights communities and history of numerous villages, cities and townships of Kane County. Some blank pages were omitted. (868 pages; 1.35 GB)

  42. History of Kane County, IL, Volume II
    "Illustrated with portraits and views." Running title: Kane County History, Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Published by The Pioneer Pub. Co: Chicago, IL. Highlights communities and history of numerous villages, cities and townships of Kane County. Some blank pages were omitted. (912 pages; 1.5 GB)

  43. Hotel Baker Grand Opening Booklet
    "Published as a supplement to the St Charles Chronicle with the cooperation of the architects - Wolf, Sexton, Harper and Trueax, Inc."; includes articles and advertisements. Blank pages in original were not reproduced.

  44. Hotel Baker: Local History
    Photocopies of articles about the Hotel Baker compiled by St. Charles Library staff; includes "Table of Contents" (incomplete). See also: Carroll Tower.

  45. Hotels
    Photocopies of newspaper articles about various local hotels compiled by St. Charles Library staff (1928-2000). See also: Hotel Baker

  46. Howell Company
    Photocopies of newspaper articles compiled by St. Charles Public Library staff.

  47. Illinois Youth Center-St. Charles
    Photocopies of newspaper articles compiled by St. Charles Public Library staff. Includes a photocopy of "Abraham Lincoln Log Cabin" printed by "the Class in Printing, St. Charles School for Boys" (1926) containing text and photographs.
    Illinois Youth Center, St. Charles was previously known as the following: St. Charles School for Boys, Illinois State Home for Dependent and Delinquent Boys, Illinois School of Agriculture and Manual Training for Boys, and St. Charles Boys' School.

  48. Indian Chief Shabbona
    History of Chief Shabbona (1775-1859) and Native American populations in the region. Contains references on last page.

  49. John Farnsworth Home (1850's-1860's)
    Colonel John Farnsworth, who resided in the home pictured above, was one of the greatest men St. Charles has ever known. He was a prominent Chicago lawyer and a United States Congressman for this district. He recruited a regiment of cavalry in Chicago and northern Illinois. He would spend hours in Judge Barry's law office discussing, advising and directing our Civil War activities. The house is located on Highway 31, about one half mile south of Main Street in St. Charles, amid beautiful, sprawling acreage (c. 1966). From "Then and Now" by Alice Cairo. Present address: 701 Geneva Rd. See also: Convent of Mount Saint Mary's Academy.

  50. Kane County Democrat
    Newspaper published on Wednesday's by S. S. Jones in St. Charles, Illinois from 1849 to sometime in the late 1800's.

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