• Harris, Red and Harry Knaack Dairy Wagons

    The Knaack Dairy was located on Evergreen Avenue. This item is part of the collection of the Arlington Heights Historical Society (http://www.ahmuseum.org).

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  • Dunton Avenue, 716 North

    The Behlendorf home showing porches on south side and no other houses visible. This home was erected about 1878 by Mr. Hanchett, a photographer, who had a studio at Dunton Avenue and Miner Street. In…

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  • Banta House - Vail Avenue, 514 North

    Pictured is the double sidewalk entryway and front view of Banta House. Designed by Ralph Elliott Abell, an architect from Elgin, this American Foursquare house has geometric stained glass on the inne…

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  • Chestnut Avenue, 626 North

    The original title for this property was dated April 24, 1845, and was purchased for $50.00 by Edward Underhill under the Homestead Act. It included the land bounded by Walnut, Euclid and Highland Ave…

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  • Highland Avenue, 704 North

    This frame home was built approximately 1906; the un-attached garage was a later addition in 1960. The photo was taken in 2003. In the 1930s and early 1940s, it was listed as the home of John M. and L…

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  • Hawthorne Street, 416 East

    Built 1903-1906, this farmhouse on Hawthorne Lane was large enough for several renters. In 1935 a garage mechanic, William Curtis and his wife Ann lived here along with Joe Milligan. In 1939 John and…

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  • Dundee Road - Weidner Farm Dairy Cattle Barn

    The door in the Weidner barn that was used by the herd to be sheltered and milked. The farm was replaced with Buffalo Grove High School and apartment and condominium complexes just north of Dundee Roa…

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  • Brighton Place, 214

    This was one of the first homes in the new Stonegate neighborhood which is located east of Dryden Avenue between Kensington Street and Northwest Highway. This item is a part of the collection of the A…

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  • Waara, Bruno - Principal of Arlington Heights High School Serves as Scorekeeper for "It's Academic"

    A program called "It's Academic" was aired in the 1960s and 1970s on Channel 5, the NBC affiliate in the Chicago area. The brightest students in several academic areas were put together as a team and…

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  • Redeker General Store Interior

    The interior of Redeker Pictured from right to left are: William Luth of Elk Grove; Frederick Rederker Sr., and Frederick Redeker Jr. This item is part of the collection of the Arlington Heights Histo…

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  • Train Wreck

    Overview of train tracks on Northwest Highway with two wrecked passenger trains from the March 18, 1930, crash. The first six coaches were twisted and turned in behind, tearing up the earth and taking…

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  • Redeker, Frederick Jr. - Funeral

    The photo shows the crowd leaving St. Peter Lutheran Church at the conclusion of the Frederick Redeker Jr. funeral. Mr. Redeker was well respected in the community as a self-made man. This item is par…

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  • Euclid Avenue, 116 West

    This photo with Marjorie Berbecker sitting in the chair was taken about 1900. This home was erected in 1859 as a farmhouse. It was built by Elijah Amasa Allen who lived in it until his death in 1888.…

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  • Dickinson, John

    John Dickinson, a former social studies and business teacher, became a mentor of teenagers by joining Junior Achievement in 1955. He found the unique program a good learning tool for the young busines…

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  • Arlington Heights High School Students

    This picture is of some members of several high school classes from the years 1912 to at least 1916. The students at that time attended classes in the grade school buildings since the Arlington High S…

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  • Vail Avenue, 7 North - Redeker Homestead

    The Redeker homestead at 7 North Vail Avenue met the wrecking ball early in November of 1966. Formerly, this was the home of the one-time president of the Peoples State Bank, Frederick Redeker and his…

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  • North Side Schools Class Picture

    This photo shows a class picture taken outside of the 1905 north side school in 1921. The first of the north side schools was opened in 1870. It was a brick four room building on St. James Street betw…

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  • Best, Genevieve Stevens

    Genevieve Stevens was born in 1878 in Illinois. Her parents were John V. Stevens and Gertie Stevens. Her father was a physician. Genevieve married Dr. Bruce Best on June 14, 1905 at her parent's home…

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  • Allen, Lillian T.

    Lillian (or Lydia as her name was given in the 1870 and 1880 censuses) T. Allen was the wife of Elija Amasa Allen, early settler of Arlington Heights. Elija Allen was one of the founders of the First…

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  • Bandstand and Pumping Station Postcard

    Pumping station located at West Wing Street, west of Vail Street. The bandstand shown on card was built in 1917 and torn down in 1930. This item is part of the collection of the Arlington Heights Hist…

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