• Woodruff & Edwards Foundry Fire

    Eck, Art

    Aftermath of fire at Woodruff & Edwards Foundry on 11/28/1917 on the corner of State and Ball streets.. Partial sign "WOODR" still on the building. Looking northeast from Mountain Street. The building…

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  • Elgin National Watch Company Factory

    Childs, Charles R

    Elgin National Watch Company Factory looking southeast from west side of Fox River. Time on the clock tower is 4:06. Sign for Elgin Cleaners on a smokestack. Sign for "E.H. Eggert & Son Coal Coke & Wo…

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  • Elgin National Watch Company Factory Entrance

    Eck, Art

    Close up of Elgin National Watch Company Factory entrance Two women holding umbrellas, one child and other men and women in near the entrance.

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  • Library Construction, 200 N. Grove Ave., 1967

    Photograph of library employees at the construction site in 1967.

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  • Hides & Leather

    Adams, John Manley (1833-1901)

    Southeast view of Elgin, Illinois. Taken from near the dam, looking toward the Chicago Street bridge. The Fox River is low, with patches of dry land visible. A wooden structure is prominent in the for…

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  • Hubbell Garage

    Unknown

    4 Ford cars in front of Donald S. Hubbell Ford Garage, with employees in or back of Hubbell service car. Chas. J. Moody Garage next door. Similar to 1989.001.2110.

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  • Grand opening, South Elgin Branch

    Photograph of the South Elgin Branch grand opening festivities on July 24, 2016

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  • Assembly Room, Elgin National Watch Factory

    Adams, Spencer Manley (1852-1922)

    Interior view of men and women in the Assembly Room at the Elgin National Watch Company Factory. Two men are each wearing an eye loupe. Similar to 1989.001.260 and 1989.001.277.

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  • Renwick Residence

    Adams, Spencer Manley (1852-1922)

    Residence of G. W. Renwick on the southeast corner of South Spring and Dupage Street. Now downtown campus of Elgin Community College. A wooden walkway leads to raised stone stairs in front of a brick…

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  • Elgin National Watch Company

    Rowe, Ralph R

    Elgin National Watch Company. Along the 3rd Rail Tracks. The watch factory is shown, smoke can be seen coming from the smoke stack and the business name seen on a large sign mounted on the top of the…

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  • Chicago Street

    Gylleck, Elmer, ( 1898-1988)

    Looking east on Chicago Street from east end of bridge. Tower Building. Stores along the street include Holfeld's, Electric Home Co., Lads & Lassies Footwear.

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  • Baptist "Old Stone Church"

    Unknown

    Baptist "Old Stone Church." Northeast corner of DuPage and Geneva Streets. Became a school in 1870. Children sitting on the steps. A child climbing a pole by the street and a man standing with a bicyc…

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  • Elgin Businesses

    Unknown

    East side business section taken from the West Side. The foreground of the photo shows train tracks with cargo cars and a third track with 2 trolley cars. Across the Fox River, many multi story busine…

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  • Blizzard of 1881 Locomotive "190"

    Adams, John Manley (1833-1901)

    Blizzard of 1881 locomotive "190" in snow drift east of Elgin. Men standing on the train and men standing atop the snow. One man has a shovel slung over one shoulder. Similar to 1989.001. 2277 and 198…

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  • Road Race 1914, "Sunbeam" #15

    Unknown

    "Sunbeam" #15, Race Car, Harry Grant, Driver; Mechanic not identified. Barn in the background. Similar to 1989.001.3412 and 1989.001.3629.

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  • Illinois National Guard Passing City Hall (Spring & Chicago Streets)

    Unknown

    Illinois National Guard passing City Hall (Spring & Chicago Streets). Two men on horseback lead the group of soldiers marching in formation down a brick paved street. Each man carries a rifle and a be…

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  • Elgin National Watch Factory

    Adams, Spencer Manley (1852-1922)

    Elgin National Watch Factory and National House seen from west side of Fox River. Two story frame house near National Street Bridge. Similar to 1989.001.3006.

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  • Fire Barn #3

    Brown, BIll

    Elgin Fire Department Station Barn #3 820 Dundee Ave.

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  • Paul Carpenter at top of W9t11 Radio Tower

    Carpenter, Tom

    Paul Carpenter at top of W9t11 Radio Tower. Taken from the ground, the photo looks up toward the top of the tower, where Mr. Carpenter has climbed to reach the antenna. 669 South Street.

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  • School, Unidentified

    Courier News

    Unidentified School. The building is long, two stories tall, with long sections of windows. It sits back on the lot, with a large grass area in front, eventually bounded by a paved sidewalk. A flag po…

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