• John F. Jelke Company Circa 1915

    The Jelke Condensed Milk Factory moved to the Mill and Church streets location about 1915, after Cornell Brothers Milk Factory company moved out. John F. Jelke Co., Condensed Milk Factory, Huntley, IL…

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  • Dean Foods Factory Under Construction 1945-1946

    Mabel Mackeben

    Dean Foods Company milk factory, built in Huntley in 1946, was the first new milk processing plant in town since the 1920's. Situated along Mill Street, the plant produced milk in cartons and jugs for…

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  • Elgin-Belvidere Interurban Trolley Car

    The Elgin-Belvidere interurban trolley, operated by the Elgin-Belvidere Electric Company, traveling along its route to Huntley. The Elgin-Belvidere interurban operated with regular daily stops at Gilb…

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  • Catty Corporation Circa 1945

    Englishman Hugh D. Catty began his cellophane packaging company in 1907. The Huntley, Illinois facility was opened in 1921 in a facility that previously housed the Fencil Gasket Company. The building…

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  • Attorney Letter to Patrick Devine

    E. C. Lovell

    Elgin attorney E. C. Lovell informs Patrick Devine, who is in failing health, that his newly written will has been deposited in the vault at Home National Bank. The fees for the will and several paten…

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  • Elgin-Belvidere Interurban Trolley, Passengers

    The Elgin Limited trolley car 207 slows for passengers at the Huntley depot. The high level platform at the right was used for loading milk cans on to the streetcar. The Huntley station was located on…

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  • Parade on Church Street

    A parade makes its way along Church Street south of Main Street. On the corner is Disbrow's Wagon Shop, with the IOOF (Independent Order of Odd Fellows) headquarters above. The steeple of the Lutheran…

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  • Blizzard February 1936 Town Square along Coral Street

    Following the record snow of January-February 1936, horses line the northwest end of the town square along Coral Street. The tower for the old fire bell can be seen to the left, and the white John G.…

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  • Dean Foods Factory Construction 1945

    Mabel Mackeben

    Dean Foods Company milk factory, built in Huntley in 1946, was the first new milk processing plant in town since the 1920's. Situated along Mill Street, the plant produced milk in cartons and jugs for…

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  • Gage Creamery Letter

    J. H. Gage

    J. H. Gage, proprietor of Holstein Creamery, pays William Devine $100 for 405 pounds of milk. The origin of the milk Mr. Devine shipped is unknown. William Devine (1848 -1909) was the son of early Rut…

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  • Huntley Post Office, Postmaster Raymond J. Kelley

    Raymond J. Kelley (1905-1986), left, became postmaster at Huntley, Illinois, in February 1934. He continued in that position until January 1950. Pictured with him is postal clerk Ruth Fenwick. At that…

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  • Coral Street Looking East

    The photo shows Coral Street looking east toward the Huntley town square. The cross street is Vine Street, later Illinois Route 47. The large building right of center is the Sawyer Kelley Mill built i…

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  • Elgin-Belvidere Interurban Trolley, Bridge

    The Elgin-Belvidere trolley, or streetcar, travels across a bridge along its route. The Elgin-Belvidere interurban operated with regular daily stops at Gilberts, Huntley, Marengo and Garden Prairie fr…

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  • Huntley Village Hall and Honor Roll

    Swanson Family

    Huntley residents who had served during World War II were honored with their names on a board outside of the Huntley Village Hall at the corner of Church and Coral streets. The village hall was built…

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  • Blizzard February 1936 Coral Street

    The January-February snows of 1936 were record setting, crippling the town of Huntley for weeks. After the snow, horses are tethered on the north side of Coral Street. The white John G. Kelley house (…

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  • Elgin-Belvidere Interurban Trolley

    Photograph of the Elgin-Belvidere interurban trolley, or streetcar. The Elgin-Belvidere interurban operated with regular daily stops at Gilberts, Huntley, Union, Marengo and Garden Prairie from 1905 t…

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  • Elgin-Belvidere Interurban Trolley, West Main Street

    Along its run between Elgin and Belvidere, the Elgin Belvidere Electric Company interurban trolley made a stop at this Huntley depot. It was located on Main Street, just west of Vine Street, today's R…

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  • Dean Foods Nearing Completion 1946

    Mabel Mackeben

    An exterior photograph of the new Dean Food milk plant in Huntley as it nears completion in 1946. The plant was the first new milk factory built in town since the 1920s. It operated at the Mill Street…

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  • Dean Foods Grand Opening June 1946

    Mabel Mackeben

    The interior of Dean Foods' Huntley plant was opened to the public for its grand opening on June 22, 1946.

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  • Devine Loan Letter

    William Devine

    William Devine (1848-1909). This letter is a handwritten business correspondence between NW. Devine and F. J. Dacy Esquire in Woodstock, Illinois. William was born in Gilberts, Rutland Township, Illin…

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