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  • 3 simple steps to unearthing your home’s history

    3 simple steps to unearthing your home’s history

    “3 simple steps to unearthing your home’s history in the County Building 118 N. Clark Street, Chicago” The information below is from a trifold-brochure the BHS published in 1992. The brochure was written and originally printed courtesy of House Researcher, Liz McManmon To start out locally you may skip to the end of this document […]

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  • Annual Meeting – November 7th, 2010, 2 p.m.

    Annual Meeting – November 7th, 2010, 2 p.m.

    Wish You Were Here… Because you’d have the chance to meet a really nice group of people who are passionate about Berwyn’s history and sharing it with you. Date: Sunday, November 7th 2010 Time: 2:00 pm At the Berwyn Public Library 2701 S. Harlem Community Room–2nd Floor (Please ask a staff member at the library […]

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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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