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Highland Park, Illinois (Prior to 1910)

  • US IHigp 2017.3
  • Item
  • 1979

Hand-drawn map with a key to 60 local businesses and a note "To Mr. Lundgren's knowledge, the oldest continuing business in Highland Park is the Earl W. Gsell & Co. It was first known in 1872 as Kurkee & Cummings ; later Cummings ; and then Earl W. Gsell. In 1923, a partnership was formed with Earl W. Gsell and Oscar L. Lundgren, retaining the Earl W. Gsell name. After Mr. Gsell's demise, the business continued in the same with Oscar L. Lundgren sole owner. The three stores were sold to Caesar A. Garibaldi in 1974 who continues the business in the same name. The business is now 107 years old. Prepared by Oscar L. Lundgren (signed), July 1979.

Lundgren, Oscar L.

Jesse Lowe Smith Collection

  • US IHigp H
  • Collection
  • 1909-1975

Smith, Jesse Lowe, Superintendent of Schools, Highland Park, Illinois

Ossoli club, records

  • US IHigp H68
  • Collection
  • 1894 - 1935

Records, including meeting minutes, by-laws, programs, yearbooks, and financial records.

The Ossoli Club of Highland Park

Tom Williams Collection

  • US IHigp 2013.02.14
  • Collection
  • circa 1950-1963

Playbills, photos. clipping and correspondence regarding actor's tenure at local venues, including The Music Theater (located adjacent to Villa Moderne) and the Tenthouse Theater in the Round. Photograph subjects include Mayele Gabor; Bill Krott (Stage Manager) ; David Tihmar (Director); Jimmy Kommack; Bill Hayes; Lisa Drake; and Ward Orhman; Monica Van Vooren; and Tom Williams as well as pictures of the Men's Chorus room exterior and interior; the Music Theater; the Theater in the Round in season and before demolition; and the Villa Moderne. Original order has been maintained. Correspondence copies with the Library have been kept physically in the collection.
Addtionally, there are 2 broadsides, 1 framed, for 1954 productions of "Anything Goes" and "Showboat" at the Music Theater, billed as "Chicago's Theater in the Country."

Williams, Tom