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  • How it all started

    How it all started

    Berwyn is a community incorporated in 1902 as a village and located approximately 20 minutes to the southwest of the Chicago Loop. The south end of Berwyn today was originally made up of three communities: LaVergne, Upsala or “Swedetown,” and Berwyn. This entire area was bounded by 31st Street, Ogden, Lombard, and Harlem Avenues. At roughly […]

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  • Wedding in Berwyn

    Wedding in Berwyn

    I found this picture in our house when we purchased it in 2004. It had been relevant to the previous owner as I believe her Grandfather was the Justice of Peace. Delux Photo Studio, Berwyn, ILL. Public Wedding held in Berwyn under great tent, 1928. Olm A. Almberg officiating, Justice of the Peace. Earl Tauber, […]

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  • First “Past Times” Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 1

    First “Past Times” Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 1

    A publication of the Berwyn Historical Society. April-June 1979. Includes: Meetings update, Member updates, From the Station Platform, About the Society, Projects, e.g “Save the Station”, The Berwyn Station, not just another old building by J.R. Brabex, L.McManmon, & T. MC Manmon, And they called it Berwyn, The Burlington Northern’s Chicago-Aurora Line Marks 115th Anniversary […]

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