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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)

St. Joseph Hospital

On February 24, 1902, under orders from Archbishop Feehan, The Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart opened St. Joseph Hospital. The original location was a house at the corner of Jefferson and Prospect that was converted for the care of the sick. Within the first year, 125 patients were admitted to the hospital, with one fifth being charity cases.

By 1904, the building would be replaced with the one shown above. It was brick and contained 25 beds. The hospital would be expanded upon in 1914, and again in 1926. A Nurse's training program would be conducted from 1919 to 1948.

In November of 1997, the hospital would receive a new name: Provena St. Joseph Hospital, now being part of a large Catholic corporation. Today, they treat over 8,000 outpatients a year, conduct over 12,000 off-site visits and deliver over 26,000 babies. Interestingly enough, when each baby is born, a portion of Brahmís Lullaby is played over the public address system.

Would you like to see some vintage photos of St. Joseph?  Thanks to Suzy Torres, several are displayed on an adjoining page.  CLICK HERE to view them.  

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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