• Arlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department Hose Co. No. 1

    In this 1904 picture, Hose Co. No. 1 had axles and nozzles at the ready. Top row: George K. Volz, Frank White, W.G. (Stubby) Meyer. Lower row: Richard Proctor, Alex Lips, Albert Mors, (name unknown),…

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  • Arlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department

    The Village of Arlington Heights established a Fire Department by adopting Ordinance No. 46 in September 1894. Thirty-seven men volunteered. A committee was appointed to secure a copy of the constitut…

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  • Arlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department

    The volunteer fire department was organized October 15, 1894, with George H. Peter, chief; Frank White, president; Arthur G. Volz, vice president; Peter J. Mors, secretary; Joseph Horcher Jr., treasur…

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  • J. H. Harris Foundry & Machine Shop - Workers

    J. H. Harris Foundry & Machine Shop workers outside factory for group picture. Photo taken between 1896 and 1900. Top standing against the building L - R: Henry Firnbach, William Alberts; Top row L -…

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  • Peter & Volz Foundry and Machine Shop - Workers

    Peter & Volz Foundry and Machine Shop workers outside the factory for group picture. 1. William Lorenzen, 2. Charles Traub, 3., 4., 5. Max Lorenzen, 6., 7. Emil De Beer, 8. Richard Perrin, 9.,10. Andr…

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  • Arlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department - New Uniforms

    In 1901, new uniforms were purchased for the volunteer fire department. They were made by a local tailor, J. H. Lorenzen, at a cost of $10.50 each. The money was raised by public subscription. The fir…

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  • Arlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department

    A picture of the Volunteer Fire Department with a hose cart in 1924. Standing, left to right: Fred Lips, Herman Meyer, Henry Bolte, Frank Schulenburg. Seated: Fred Lorenzen, William Hefferan, Richard…

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  • Arlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department

    A picture of the Volunteer Fire Department in 1934 at the Pumping Station at Wing Street and Vail Avenue. Standing left to right: Fred Lips; Herman Meyer; Henry Bolte; Frank Schulenburg. Seated on run…

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  • Diamond Sewing Machine Company Employees

    In 1875, John Sigwalt relocated his foundry business from Chicago to Arlington Heights. The two-story building was located on Kensington Road. In 1883, the company was sold to Diamond Sewing Machine C…

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