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Wilmette History

   
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  1. 336 Sheridan Rd., Wilmette, Illinois
    Historic home in Wilmette Illinois located at 336 Sheridan Road.

  2. A Child's Part in the Great War
    Pamphlet written in World War I era to explain the purpose of war bonds to children and encourage them to buy and to sell bonds.

  3. A. C. Wolff, Copper, Sheet Metal, Furnace Work
    Black and white photo of the metal working business of A. C. Wolff

  4. Aerial view downtown Wilmette, 1924
    Aerial photograph of Wilmette, Illinois, village center taken November 21, 1924

  5. Aerial view of east Wilmette showing foundation of the Baha'i House of Worship, 1930
    Aerial photograph of east Wilmette, Illinois, taken May 2, 1930

  6. Aerial view of No Man's Land, 1928
    Aerial photograph of the No Man's Land area north of Wilmette, Illinois, taken September 18, 1928.

  7. Aerial view of the Baha'i House of Worship, 1940
    Aerial view of Wilmette, Illinois, and the Baha'i House of Worship, taken April 27, 1940

  8. Aerial view of west Wilmette, 1926
    Aerial photograph of west Wilmette taken July 23, 1926

  9. Artist's conception of Archange Ouilmette 1764-1840
    Portrait by George Lusk of Archange Ouilmette, first owner of Wilmette, Illinois. Original in the Wilmette Historical Museum. Photograph of painting was published in a book by Herbert B. Mulford, Frontiers of Old Wilmette, Wilmette Public Library: Wilmette, Illinois, 1953, p.24. Date of Event depicted c. 1800

  10. Artist's conception of Ouilmette family homestead.
    Photo of a painting by Jane Burrill Hall of Ouilmette family homestead on the shores of Lake Michigan in Illinois about 1820.

  11. Artist's conception of the marriage of Antoine and Archange Ouilmette.
    Painting by Mary Martin Engel depicting the marriage of Antoine and Archange Ouilmette in 1820. Painting was reproduced in a book by Herbert B. Mulford, Frontiers of Old Wilmette, p.31

  12. Asahel Gage house at 1134 Elmwood, Wilmette
    Photo of Asahel Gage house at 1134 Elmwood, Wilmette.

  13. Carnegie Library of Wilmette
    Postcard showing exterior of Wilmette Public Library built with a grant from Andrew Carnegie. The building was in use from 1905 to about 1950.

  14. Carnegie Library of Wilmette Adult Department stacks
    Photo published January 8, 1948 in the Wilmette Life. Caption: "How Wilmette Library has outgrown its space"

  15. Carnegie Library of Wilmette Adult Department stacks and catalog
    Photo published January 8, 1948 in the Wilmette Life. Caption: "To accommodate books this room was formerly a study room. Stacks were added a year and 1/2 ago when provision had to be made for the 5,000 books in storage in the old Gross Point School. Study space was sacrificed to make room for these stacks."

  16. Carnegie Library of Wilmette Adult Department study tables
    Photo published January 8, 1948 in the Wilmette Life. Caption: "How Wilmette Library has outgrown its space". Adults studying at crowded tables.

  17. Carnegie Library of Wilmette Adult Department study tables
    Photo published January 8, 1948 in the Wilmette Life. Caption: "How Wilmette Library has outgrown its space"

  18. Carnegie Library of Wilmette and street scene
    Photo of Wilmette Public Library [Carnegie Library of Wilmette] showing the surrounding lawn and street. Taken from a photo album.

  19. Carnegie Library of Wilmette Children's Librarian reading to children
    Photo Wilmette Public Library [Carnegie Library of Wilmette], interior of Children's Room showing librarian, Mrs. Mildred A. Jones, reading to the Logan Public School Kindergarten class of Mrs. F. Earle Davenport. Published in the Wilmette Life, 29 July 1943, p.14

  20. Carnegie Library of Wilmette Children's Room
    Photo interior of Carnegie Library of Wilmette [Wilmette Public Library] showing the Children's Room

  21. Carnegie Library of Wilmette Children's Room and librarian's desk
    Photo of Wilmette Public Library [Carnegie Library of Wilmette], interior of the Children's Room showing the librarian, Mrs. Mildred A. Jones, at the desk. Photo was published in the Wilmette Life, 5 August 1943.

  22. Carnegie Library of Wilmette Children's Room with patrons
    Photo published January 8, 1948 in the Wilmette Life. Caption: "Althought the Children's Room in the basement of the library is less crowded than the Adult Department, congestion is beginning to show here."

  23. Carnegie Library of Wilmette front steps with four patrons
    Photo exterior of Wilmette Public Library [Carnegie Library of Wilmette] with four patrons posed near the door. Part of a series of four black-and-white photos showing a similar view.

  24. Carnegie Library of Wilmette front steps with patrons.
    Photo exterior of Wilmette Public Library [Carnegie Library of Wilmette] and three patrons near the door. Part of a series of four black and while photos showing a similar view.

  25. Carnegie Library of Wilmette front steps with three patrons
    Photo exterior of Wilmette Public Library [Carnegie Library of Wilmette] showing three patrons posed near the front door. Part of a series of four black-and-white photos all showing a similar view.

  26. Carnegie Library of Wilmette front steps.
    Photo of Wilmette Public Library [Carnegie Library of Wilmette] front steps showing a woman and two children standing by the door. Part of a series of four black and white photos showing a similar view

  27. Carnegie Library of Wilmette interior showing crowded shelves.
    Photo Wilmette Public Library [Carnegie Library of Wilmette] interior originally published in the Wilmette Life on 5 August 1943, p. 14

  28. Carnegie Library of Wilmette interior showing crowded shelves.
    Photo Wilmette Public Library [Carnegie Library of Wilmette] interior originally published in the Wilmette Life on 5 August 1943, p. 14

  29. Carnegie Library of Wilmette staff members
    Photo of the library staff in 1945. Left to right: Helen Siniff, Mildred Jones, Adelaide Ortegal, unidentified woman.

  30. Carnegie Library of Wilmette staff of the Adult Department
    Photo of the service desk in the Adult Department of the Wilmette Public Library [Carnegie Library of Wilmette]. Shown are staff members (left to right) Miss Gladys C. Engelien, Mrs. Katharine L. Adams, Miss Mary Jane Hebel.

  31. Deed for land in Wilmette sold by Luther L. Greenleaf to the Wilmette Evangelical Association on July 21, 1873
    Land intended for the erection of a church sold for $1.00.

  32. Doetsch Brothers Sand and Gravel Company, Wilmette, Illinois
    Black and white photograph of a sand dredging operation in Wilmette, exact location not specified.

  33. E. T. Paul & Co. Real Estate
    Sepia tinted photograph of E. T. Paul & Company real estate office, Wilmette, Illinois. In ink on verso: "Allie Roberts, Wilmette, ILL August 5, 1891. Summer Cottage. Fred Stone & Allie. Long may she wave" Sign in photograph: "Main office Hartford Bld. 140 Dearborn St. Telephone 4536. "Houses rented. Taxes paid. Insurance placed. if you have property for sale or rent, list it with us. "We have houses for rent and vacant lots for sale in all parts of Wilmette "Houses & lots for sale in this beautiful suburb. Our houses are modern. our prices are low. Small amount cash and easy monthly payments for balance. Stop paying rent and let the same money buy for you an elegant home. Remember that we sell on time at cash prices."

  34. Elmwood Library Association building.
    The first library in Wilmette was located in this building which stood on the corner of Wilmette and Central Avenues. It was known as the Elmwood Library Association in 1901. It became a public library, and in 1905 the books were moved to the new Carnegie Library.

  35. Frank Smith Groceries, Wilmette, Illinois
    Black and white photo of Frank Smith Groceries. Note on verso gives location as "old W. R[ail] R[oad] Ave. as Main St. now Green Bay Road"

  36. Fred H. Witt Dairy
    Fred H. Witt Dairy, farm at Lake Ave. and Harms Road in Wilmette c. 1895. Man at the left with the milk can is Walter Zibble, who became Wilmette's first fire chief. The man standing near the horses is Fred Witt (d. 1902)

  37. House at 625 Park Ave., Wilmette, was originally the Wilmette Village Hall from 1890-1910.
    The old Wilmette Village Hall structure built in 1890, was purchased in 1910 by hardware merchant, A. C. Wolff, for $1,500 and moved to 625 Park Ave. The building was remodeled for use as a private house.

  38. J. Melville Brown in front of the Brown Building, 1159 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, Illinois
    Photo from a Brown family album. Annotations associated with the photo were written by E. B. Brooks April 29, 1983.

  39. Klinge & White Grocery
    Interior of the Klinge & White Grocery store in Wilmette c.1916. Left to R: George White, unidentified woman, W.M. [?] Klinge, Henry Miller, Jim Schaefgen, Jeb Rau, Rus Skelton

  40. Legal agreement development of land in Wilmette March 2, 1868
    Legal agreement between Henry A. Dingee, Alexander McDaniel, Laura N. Kline and Henry W. Blodgett for development of land in Wilmette March 2, 1868

  41. Letter from Henry A. Dingee, Yonkers, New York, to Alexander McDaniel, WIlmette, Illinois, dated July 13, 1871.
    Letter from Henry Dingee to Alexander McDaniel concerning an undisclosed land transaction. The deed required the signature of the President and oversite of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to complete. He also discusses the opposition of Mr. McGrew.

  42. Letter from N. W. Gates, Wilmette, Illinois, March 30, 1895, to Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Pierson, and their reply April 9, 1896 regarding membership in the Elmwood Library Association.
    Elmwood Library Association secretary, N. W. Gates, letter to Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Pierson inquiring if they would like to renew their membership in a subscription library.

  43. Map of Gross Point, Illinois
    Three maps taped together showing Gross Point and Wilmette. Scanned image shows only portion containing Gross Point, Illinois. Map shows some former street names.

  44. Photograph of a watercolor drawing by Charles P. Westerfield of cabin belonging to Antoine Ouilmette and family from 1828-1844.
    Charles P. Westerfield's recollection of how the Wilmette cabin of Antoine and Archange Ouilmette looked when it stood near the Lake Michigan shore and Lake Avenue. Image published in a book by Frank R. Grover, Antoine Ouilmette, Evanston Historical Society: Evanston, Illinois, 1908, p.2.

  45. Red Cross workers
    Photo from the Brown family album. Red Cross workers in white uniforms ironing and rolling bandages. The Red cross had use of two stores at 1103 and 1105 Central Ave., Wilmette, provided by J. Melville Brown.

  46. Sherman house, 1136 Greenleaf, Wilmette, IL
    In pencil on verso, "Old Sherman house, 1136 Greenleaf, Wilmette, IL. Here were held the first meetings of the council and the Cong[regational] Church" Stamped on verso: "Photography of Rebecca Fitch, 1033 Elmwood Ave., Wilmette"

  47. View of Wilmette Village Hall built in 1890 and surrounding area.
    Photo of Wilmette Village Hall built in 1890 and surrounding area looking east on Wilmette Ave.

  48. Waiting for Theodore Roosevelt's train
    Photo Wilmette residents waiting along the railroad tracks for Theodore Roosevelt's train to arrive on his way to the Great Lakes Naval Station to visit Father Edward J. Vattmann. Vattmann was chaplain during World War I.

  49. Wilmette Evangelical Association Subscription List, 1872
    List of donors followed an agreement to establish the Wilmette Evangelical Association. Money was used to build a co-operative church at Lake and Wilmette Avenues, in Wilmette. The list includes the names of Wilmette's leading land developers and village fathers, each listed with the amount of his subscription and his religious denomination. Photo of part of the document published in, "Wilmette: a History, " by George D. Bushnell.

  50. Wilmette Home Guard in front of Wilmette Village Hall
    Wilmette Home Guard, First Regiment, Company D, Illinois Reserve Militia. The Guard are on military drill outside Wilmette Village Hall.

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