• Map of Bloomingdale Township

    1874 map of Bloomingdale Township. The Roselle section has already been noted above, near the properties of Colonel R. M. Hough and B. Beck. Rosell Hough also owned additional properties in Schaumburg…

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  • DuPage County, Township Map

    Photograph of an 1874 map of DuPage County, Illinois, showing all nine townships.

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  • Outline Map of DuPage County, Illinois

    Photograph of an 1874 map of DuPage County showing the nine townships and municipal areas.

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  • Mr. and Mrs. (Elizabeth) Samuel Mensching

    Roselle People - 1927. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Mensching. A map of Bloomingdale Township from 1874 shows a large plot of land belonging to the Mensching family at Bryn Mawr and Mensching Roads. Mr. Mensch…

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  • Construction of the first St. Walter Church

    St. Walter Church

    As early as 1939, when the area of Pine Street, Hill Street and Maple Avenue was plotted into lots, the Joliet Diocese began purchasing lots to build St. Walter Church. Construction on the first churc…

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  • Roselle Fire Station #2

    Roselle Fire Department

    1994 photograph of Roselle Fire Station #3. Due to the growth of the village, the new, larger Fire Department Headquarters was built on the corner of Prospect Street and Maple Avenue in the Roselle Ci…

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  • Becker Family House

    The Becker house, 132 South Prospect Avenue, southwest corner of Prospect and Maple. The house was built in 1900. A windmill, built in the repair shop run by Otto Becker and Mr. Schaubel, was installe…

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  • Old Roselle Fire Truck

    Roselle Fire Department

    Kids take a ride in an old Roselle fire truck. This photograph was taken at the southwest corner of Prospect Street and Maple Street in 1959, by LaVonne Thes Presley.

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  • St. Walter School

    St. Walter Church

    March 2000 photograph of St. Walter School, facing Maple Avenue. The classroom building is on the left, the school entrance in the center, and the new gymnasium on the right.

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  • Pierce Farmhouse

    Pierce Farm

    Originally the farmhouse of the Pierce family, located at the corner of Walnut Street and Foster Avenue. A farmer and landowner in the area as early as the 1860s, John Pierce's farm appears on the 187…

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  • Henry Holstein's Mill

    (Caption) This drawing of Henry Holstein's residence and mill was shown in the 1874 Atlas Map of DuPage County, Illinois. In 1872, Holstein built this grist mill at he southeast corner of Roselle road…

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  • Parkside School

    Roselle Public School

    A view of the playground of Parkside School in the 1960s. Parkside School was built in 1951-52. It is at the southeast corner of Maple Avenue and Howard Street. Originally known as the Roselle Public…

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  • Winkler Family home

    Roselle home in the 100 block of West Maple in the 1920s. At the time of the photograph, houses on West Maple were unnumbered. This was the home of the Winkler Family.

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  • Roselle Parade, July 4, 1931

    Roselle Business Men's Association auto-float in the Roselle parade, July 4, 1931, on Roselle Road between Elm Street and Maple Street.

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  • Rose Parade, 1961

    Unidentified horseman in the 1961 Rose Rose Parade. Photo taken by LaVonne Thies Presley at the southwest corner of Prospect Street and Maple Street.

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  • Roselle Parade, 1959

    Town Hardware's entry with miniature race car and driver in the 1959 Roselle Parade. Photo taken by LaVonne Thies Presley at the southwest corner of Prospect Street and Maple Street.

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  • Roselle Parade, 1961

    Roselle State Bank

    Roselle State Bank's float in the 1961 Roselle Parade. Photo taken by LaVonne Thies Presley at the southwest corner of Prospect Street and Maple Street.

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  • Roselle Parade, July 4, 1931

    Roselle Band

    Marching band leading the Roselle parade, July 4, 1931, on Roselle Road between Elm Street and Maple Street.

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  • Roselle Parade, July 4, 1931

    Ladies Dress auto-float in the Roselle parade, July 4, 1931, on Roselle Road between Elm Street and Maple Street.

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  • Roselle Parade, 1959

    Roselle Greenhouse's Flower Car entry in the 1959 Roselle parade. Photograph taken at the southwest corner of Prospect Street and Maple Street, by LaVonne Thies Presely.

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