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)

Douglas Ave. 
North from Fountain Square

Originally known as Mill Street, Douglas Avenue is Elginís oldest thoroughfares. Founder James T. Gifford renamed the street in honor of Senator Stephen A. Douglas.

The portions of Douglas Avenue that were set aside for business became known as "Lower Douglas Ave", obviously because of its proximity to the river, while the residential portions were known as "Upper Douglas". By the late 1880ís The Weekly Advocate would refer to Douglas Avenue as "Elgin's fashionable avenue". It would receive additional plaudits when it became known as "the Gold Coast".

Many of Elginís prominent citizens lived on Douglas Avenue, including Leopold Adler, a physician and a dentist and father of Max Adler who founded the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum in 1930. Other prominent citizens included, Henry Lee Borden, superintendent of the condensed milk factory and president of the Home National Bank, Mayor William Grote, who brought a number of industries to Elgin, and William P. Topping, production superintendent of the D.C. Cook Publishing Company.


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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