• Lips, John Valentine and Elizabeth

    John Valentine Lips was born in 1833, in Saxony Germany and came to America in 1853 where he lived in Buffalo, New York, for seven years. Married to Elizabeth Langlitz in 1856, they spent 55 years tog…

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  • Dunton Avenue, 44 South

    This photo was taken on April 29, 2002. This home was built in 1871 by Charles Geils. At the time of the Chicago Fire, Mr. Geils offered his home as a temporary shelter for refugees. Mr. Geils was a d…

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  • Vail Avenue, 35 South

    This house, which was at the corner of Sigwalt Street and Vail Avenue, was built about 1869 by the Schulenburg family. At the time of the great Chicago fire of 1871, refugees were housed here and in o…

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  • Vail Avenue, 35 South

    This house, which was at the corner of Sigwalt Street and Vail Avenue, was built about 1869 by the Schulenburg family. At the time of the great Chicago fire of 1871, refugees were housed here and in o…

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  • Dunton Avenue, 44 South

    This home was built in 1871 by Christian Geils. At the time of the Chicago Fire, Mr. Geils offered his home as a temporary shelter for refugees. Mr. Geils was a dealer of grain, flour and lumber. He p…

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