• Union Special Machine Company 1949

    Unknown

    Union Special Machine Company, a manufacturer of industrial sewing machines, is housed in a former milk factory located along Illinois Route 47 and the Chicago and North Western railroad tracks. Union…

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  • Huntley Pleasure Club St. Patrick's Dance 1898

    Program for the Huntley Pleasure Club St. Patrick's Dance, March 17, 1898.

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  • Huntley Senior Class 1926

    The Huntley High School graduating class of 1926 was photographed on September 22, 1925. Information on the back states it was the first year in the new school building. The class graduated on June 4…

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  • Dairy Mart, Illinois Route 47

    Mabel Mackeben

    The Huntley Dairy Mart has been a popular business on Illinois Route 47 since the ice cream and burger spot was opened in 1955. Dairy Mart

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  • Bricking Woodstock Street 1916

    In 1916, Huntley Village Trustees voted to pave Woodstock Street, as well as Main, Coral and Second streets, with brick. The work on Woodstock Street was completed in 1917.

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  • John T Kelley

    Windrath

    John T. Kelley, husband of Mary (Maem) Connor, son of John Gordon Kelley and Sarah Coyne. Father of Raymond Kelley, Gordon Kelley, Marie Donahue and Margaret Conley. John T. and Mary Kelley were marri…

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  • Connor Sisters

    The Connor sister are pictured at the 50th wedding anniversary celebration of John T. and Mary Connor Kelley on January 31, 1943. The sisters are, from left to right, Mrs. Foley, Mary Kelley (1867-195…

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  • Woodstock Street 1910

    Huntley’s Woodstock Street was one of the original roads through town, a north/south route that brought farmers and their milk wagons to the train depot. In its earliest years, the road was unpaved, m…

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  • Congregational Church Circa 1910

    The First Congregational Church of Huntley is seen from its west Church Street side. The original church was first dedicated in 1864. In 1887 the small social hall was built on to the rear of the chur…

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  • Elgin-Belvidere Interurban Trolley, Huntley Station

    Passengers stand on the platform of the Elgin-Belvidere interurban trolley stop at Huntley. The depot was on Main Street, west of Vine Street, today's Route 47. The trolley line operated regular daily…

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  • Huntley School Bus September 6, 1927

    The school bus for Huntley Consolidated Schools travels along a rural road outside of Huntley to pick up students to take them to the school in town. Huntley Consolidated 1927

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  • Haligus School District # 81

    Diane McGowan

    Located at 7511 Haligus Road, Huntley, (McHenry County, Grafton Township), the school was built in 1861 and closed in 1946, when it consolidated with Huntley and Crystal Lake. It is the only one-room…

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  • Oakland Park, Swanson Family Photograph

    Swanson Family

    Alfred (1882-1977) and Anna (1882-1947) Swanson treated their guests to an outing at Oakland Park. Alfred Swanson is seated in the front row, second from the right. Company Mother & Dad had & went to…

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  • Daniel Duff

    Daniel Duff was born in Dooly, Perthshire, Scotland, June 9, 1818. He came to America in 1836, settling in Florida, where he joined the army to fight in the Seminole War. He later settled in Chicago,…

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  • Huntley Aerial 1950

    An aerial view of the Village of Huntley in 1950, nearly 100 years after its founding in 1852. The main north-south highway, Illinois Route 47 can be seen through the town. The Huntley Train Depot can…

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  • Chicago and North Western Train Derailment August 1923

    Swanson Family

    Local residents surveyed the damage of a wrecked train. Twelve freight cars of the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company train No. 739 derailed between Huntley and Union at 2:42 a.m. August…

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  • Blizzard February 1936 Main Street

    The January-February snow storms of 1936 crippled the town of Huntley for several weeks. The milk transfer truck was vital to getting the farmers milk to the train station. The truck is seen along Mai…

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  • Elgin-Belvidere Interurban Trolley, Personal Message

    The Elgin-Belvidere trolley, or streetcar, is shown in front of the Huntley station. A personal message has been written on the photograph and dated April 11, 1907. The Elgin-Belvidere interurban oper…

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  • Jelke Good Luck Margarine Float

    Jelke Condensed Milk Factory in Huntley also made Good Luck Margarine. John F. Jelke (born 1856) was an early pioneer of the margarine industry. His float in a Huntley parade around 1915 promoted his…

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  • Trinity Lutheran Church Confirmation Class 1922

    W.A. Dueringer, Elgin, IL

    Confirmands of Trinity Lutheran Church surround their pastor, Rev. Louis Baumgartner. Classmates along the top row are: Otto Kadau, Harvey Kania, Alfred Muesling, Herbert Zerbal, Herman Lamz and Georg…

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