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  • "Devil in the White City" House
        Murderer, Dr. H. H. Holmes (aka Herman W. Mudgett) , built only one house in Wilmette, at what was then 38 N. John Street and was later 726 11th St. [Eleventh Street], between Lake and Central. The house was occupied by Holmes and his wife, Myrta, their daughter, Lucy, and ...
      Murderer, Dr. H. H. Holmes (aka Herman W. Mudgett) , built only ...
  • "Tornado Tavern"
        In pencil on reverse: "Old Gage home at northwest corner of Chestnut and Sheridan Road, pix April 1944 just before the house was razed. Called "Tornado Tavern."
      In pencil on reverse: "Old Gage home at northwest corner of Chestnut ...
  • Henry H. Gage house
        Former Henry H. Gage house, located at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Sheridan Road, was built about 1873...
      Former Henry H. Gage house, located at the northwest corner of Chestnut ...
  • 1300 Central Ave., Wilmette, Illinois
        In pencil on the reverse: "Known as Edward Corette home, but built by someone else about 1895. N.W. corner of Central and Park Ave."
      In pencil on the reverse: "Known as Edward Corette home, but built ...
  • 1300 Central Ave., Wilmette, Illinois
        In pencil on the reverse: "Edward Corette house at Park and Central--NW corner." Stamped on reverse: "Photo by Bill Kuiken, 1337 Washington, Wilmette"
      In pencil on the reverse: "Edward Corette house at Park and Central--NW ...
  • Old Dusham House
        On reverse: "Old Dusham House, Elmwood and Michigan, succeeded log cabin. Built around 1800." Stamped: "A copy by H. J. Steffens Studio at 807 Ridge, Wilmette, 6332."
      On reverse: "Old Dusham House, Elmwood and Michigan, succeeded log cabin. Built ...
  • View down Central Ave. from 9th St., Wilmette, Illinois
        On reverse: "Looking down Central from 9th and Central 1948. This building was moved to 738 10th [tenth] St., and is now the School Superintendent's office. N[ota] B[ene]: Since demolished went [sic] Central School was enlarged. R.A. [Rhea Adler]
      On reverse: "Looking down Central from 9th and Central 1948. This building ...
  • First Congregational Church of Wilmette in winter
        This building was located across the street and down the alley from the current church structure...
      This building was located across the street and down the alley from ...
  • First Congregational Church of Wilmette
        1st Congregational Church 11th Street 1883-1904. On reverse: Property of Ye Olde Town Folkes Assn. Mrs. Joy, Historian. First Congregational Church Wilmette. Harriet Scheidenhelm [no date]
      1st Congregational Church 11th Street 1883-1904. On reverse: Property of Ye Olde ...
  • Carnegie Library of Wilmette
        This is a real photograph from the Studio of Charles R. Childs, 153 La Salle Sr., Chicago Illinois.
      This is a real photograph from the Studio of Charles R. Childs, ...
  • View of the ruins of "The Breakers" from the back about 1960
        View looks east over Lake Michigan...
      View looks east over Lake Michigan...
  • Ruins of "The Breakers" near the shore of Wilmette beach
        Construction of "The Breakers" begun in No Man's Land in about 1928, never got beyond the grand staircase entrance. Note the lettering on the structure "Stop..Don't Go Up...Danger"...
      Construction of "The Breakers" begun in No Man's Land in about 1928, ...
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