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  • Thank you all for a successful 4th Bungalow Tour 2010

    Thank you all for a successful 4th Bungalow Tour 2010

    We had a successful bungalow tour, exceeding our expectations! The skies were cloudy, it was breezy at times but the occasional sun and no rain made it a beautiful fall day for this tour. When asked, “Which home is your favorite” many responded “That’s hard to say, they are all so different”. The organizing committee […]

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  • Pleasant Homes: A Tour of Oak Park Arts & Crafts Interiors

    Pleasant Homes: A Tour of Oak Park Arts & Crafts Interiors

    If you’re a fan of house tours, you won’t want to miss this one taking place this Saturday, sponsored by the Pleasant Home Foundation in Oak Park. October 2, 2010 10 am to 3 pm. Pleasant Homes: A Tour of Oak Park Arts & Crafts Interiors Tour six spectacular arts and crafts style homes, some […]

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  • Do you have information about Alois (Louis) Jalovec?

    Do you have information about Alois (Louis) Jalovec?

    The Berwyn Historical Society received an email from London, UK looking for information about an individual: Alois (Louis) Jalovec If anyone reading this article and has any information regarding this person, please contact the BHS at info@berwynhistoricalsociety.org so we can share it with the researcher. The Letter: Can you possibly help me? Would you have […]

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  • Historic Berwyn’s Bungalow Tour in the News and on Blogs

    Historic Berwyn’s Bungalow Tour in the News and on Blogs

    A wonderful positive blogpost “The Sweet and Bungalow-down” Berwyn Bungalow tour approaching, September 02,2010 – Berwyn Life Historic Berwyn’s Bungalow Tour, September 26, 2010 – NBCchicago Weekly Sales & Events Calendar – Apartment Therapy Radio Ad by the BDC:

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  • Flickr Galleries with Historic Berwyn Images

    Flickr Galleries with Historic Berwyn Images

    Do you have images of Berwyn’s history online you’d like to share. Send us your link and we may post them to this post for everyone to enjoy. Berwyn History by Binchen6 Berwyn Spindle by Mark 2400 part of the more recent history of Berwyn

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  • Past Times — Winter 2004, Vol. 25, No. 4

    Past Times — Winter 2004, Vol. 25, No. 4

    The Condors Baseball Team by LaVergne Novak — Excerpt: In the mid-1930s, a group of boys and girls were playing baseball in a field on the west side of Grove Avenue, north of the Illinois Central Railroad tracks. Some “big guys” came along and chased them off the field because they wanted to use it. […]

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  • Past Times — Summer 2004, Vol. 25, No. 2

    Past Times — Summer 2004, Vol. 25, No. 2

    Horse-Drawn Wagons, Trains, and Automobiles by John Humiston — Excerpt: South Berwyn streets were paved with macadam, mixed sizes of crushed stone firmly compacted and sometimes bound with asphalt or tar. Curbs were slabs of cut sandstone about four inches thick, two feet high, and five feet long embedded edgewise in the ground at the […]

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  • Past Times — Spring 2004, Vol. 25, No. 1

    Past Times — Spring 2004, Vol. 25, No. 1

    The Paper Route … A Boyhood Memory by Don Dickney — Excerpt: It was the fall of 1946. I was 13 years old attending the eighth grade at St. Leonard’s School in Berwyn, Illinois. More than anything, I wanted a motorbike: cost – $200. To earn the money, I delivered the Chicago Tribune. I was […]

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  • Past Times — Fall 2004, Vol. 25, No. 3

    Past Times — Fall 2004, Vol. 25, No. 3

    How Good to Live and Learn by Ralph Pugh — Excerpt: Though I arrange the collections of the Berwyn Historical Society on a part-time basis, my fulltime work is as the archivist of the Chicago Historical Society. Over the years there, I have spoken with many people who have assumed that they could not expect […]

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  • Past Times — Winter 2003, Vol. 24, No. 4

    Past Times — Winter 2003, Vol. 24, No. 4

    Charles and Mildred Prchal Co-equals in Building Berwyn History by Ralph Pugh — Excerpt: Though women were denied equal rights with men until the twentieth century, many made names for themselves in a variety of fields as well as shouldering most of the domestic responsibilities. This was even more the case in working-class and immigrant […]

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