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)

Glimpse of the City From Central Park

George P. Lord was certainly generous to Elgin by his donation of Lordís Park. However, his generosity didnít stop there. After his failed attempt at creating an old people's home on the southwest side of town, he donated seven acres of land to the City of Elgin.  It was on this site that the city decided to create Central Park.. The land was prime, because it gave visitors an unobstructed view of the river and the East Side of the city. The area was equally desirable because streetcars ran along the park on State Street, making it accessible from all parts of the town.

In addition to being one of Elginís leading philanthropists, George Lordís accomplishments include being a prominent Elgin business man, a business manager of the Watch Company, an owner of a dairy farm, a mayor of Elgin, a president of the board of education and the President of The First National Bank

The land near Central Park is known for the three high rises that reside there. The Oak Ridge, which later changed its name to the Knollwood opened in 1968. The Central Park Tower and the Westwind Tower, which both cater to senior citizens were also opened near Central park in the early 1970ís.


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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