Schools & Churches
Elgin Academy
Elgin High School
Franklin School
1st. Congregationalist Church
St. Mary's Church
St. John Ev. Lutheran Church
Ev. Lutheran Church of Holy Spirit
Methodist Church
 Episcopal Church
Grant School
Borden Library
City Hall
Cook Publishing
Brethren Publishing 
Dunham's Castle
Elk's Club
Ill. State Armory 
Home Bank Building
Professional Building
Post Office
Sears Academy
Selz Shoe Factory
Masonic Temple
H. Kind 
Hubbard Block
Cromwell Shoes
Judge Botsford's Residence
Fire Barn # 1
Fire Barn # 5
Elgin Eagle Beer
Sherman Hospital
Resthaven Sanitarium
St. Joseph's Hospital
Larkin Children's Hospital
Elgin State Hospital Annex
Old People's Home
Grove Ave.
Grove Ave 
at Nite.
North on Grove
Douglas Ave.
Chicago Street
Villa Street
Highland & Larkin Avenues
Modern Elgin
Grove Ave. (Mod)
Aerial View
Elgin Skyline
Greetings From Elgin
Greetings From Elgin (1975)

Bear Pit
Lord's Park 


In addition to the gazebo and ponds is The Lord’s Park Zoo. Established in 1896, the zoo originally included buffalo, elk, deer, bears and a glass enclosure for a variety of birds. The first two black bears, Jack and Juno, were quickly followed by two more, Frank and Kitty. Custodian Davey Walker trained the bears to do a number of tricks to amuse and fascinate the crowds.

In 1964, the Franzen family donated a lion to the zoo that they used to use in a magic act. The park named the one –year-old lion "Lord Spark". When he reached the zoo, he weighed 190 pounds. During his time at The Lord’s Park Zoo, he sired 19 cubs.

The bears were sold off to other zoos by 1969, but the zoo still includes bison, deer and elk. The zoo is free of charge and still attracts thousands of visitors each year.

- Thanks to Jeff Haag for point out a pervious error.  JPM


Fox River
Chgo St Bridge
Chgo Bridge at night
Kimball  Bridge
Walton Island
Pumping Station
Elgin Nat'l 
Watch Co.
West & Front Wing
Noon at Factory
The Main Entrance
National House
Elgin Watchmakers College
Il. Watch 
Case Factory
Eppenstein's Home
N. Y. World's Fair
My Elgin's All Right
Gifford Park
Veteran Monument
Lord's Park
Scenic View
Upper Lake
Band Stand
Audubon Museum
Pavilion At Night
Pavilion in Wintertime
Bear Pit
Trout Park
Trout Park  Amusement Park
Sulfur  Springs
(Wing Park)
Wing Park
Swimming Pool
Band Concert
(Wing Park)
Weldwood Country Club
Central Park
Bridge over Tyler Creek
Windmill on Aurora Elgin RR
Kelley Hotel
Hotel Fosgate
Fox Hotel
Dairy Cows
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