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Pictures of our house, neighborhood and area in the 60's and 70's


Carpentersville Water Tower as it looks today



 Carpentersville, Dundee, Algonquin, Cary, Lake in the Hills, Barrington, Meadowdale,
  Elgin, Sleepy Hollow...

 They were all great places to grow up in the 60's and 70's.
 Here are some scenes from around the area, both recent and from the distant past.


C'ville water tower
recent photo


Besinger Community Center
Besinger Community Center

Dundee streets in 1969
Dundee streets 1969
A recent photo of Carpenter Park, Carpentersville, Illinois
Carpenter Park recent photo


Castle Vianden (Bettendorf) in Fox River Grove, Illinois
Castle Vianden (Bettendorf) in Fox River Grove, Illinois.
My parents loved to visit the castle when it was open
to the public in the 60's.



Convenient Shopping Center Carpentersville Illinois
This is a favorite spot and memory although a current photo.
This is the little shopping center on the corner of Kings Road
and Hwy 25 in Carpentersville. We used to go here almost daily.
It was the home of the Convenient Store, Mr. Lion King of Treats,
and Wintergarden Pharmacy.


1969 photo of the Dog and Suds in Dundee Illinois
1969 photo of the Dog and Suds in Dundee, closed for the
winter. We used to love to stop there during the summer.
Dundee City Hall in the 60's
Dundee City Hall in the 60's


Main Street in Dundee during the horse and buggy days
Main Street in Dundee during the horse and buggy days
Dundee during the early 1900's
Dundee during the early 1900's


Dundee - Early home of Allan Pinkerton, famous detective
Dundee - Early home of Allan Pinkerton, famous detective.
Lining up for a movie at the Dundee Theater, must be sometime in the 40's or 50's
Lining up for a movie at the Dundee Theater, must be sometime in the 40's or 50's.


Dairy Queen in Dundee Illinois in the 1970's
Mister Misty was about 10 cents when we
used to ride our bikes to the Dairy Queen in
Dundee in the 1970's.
Elgin Aurora Windmill
Elgin Aurora Windmill


Postcard of Wing Park in Elgin long ago
Postcard of Wing Park in Elgin long ago
Elgin Illinois in the 1960's
Elgin Illinois in the 1960's


Elgin Postcard from 1975
Elgin Postcard from 1975
Meadowdale Racetrack in the 1960's
Meadowdale Racetrack in the 1960's


Meadowdale area of Carpentersville Illinois in the late 1950's
Meadowdale area of Carpentersville Illinois
in the late 50's.
Meadowdale area of Carpentersville Illinois in the early 1960's
Meadowdale area of Carpentersville Illinois
in the early 60's.


Main Street West Dundee - Recent Photo
Main Street West Dundee - Recent Photo
Main Street West Dundee - 1895
Main Street West Dundee - 1895



Mr. Steven's Irving Crown High Class Touring the Fire Station in 1975
Mr. Steven's Irving Crown High Class Touring the Fire Station in 1975
 


(A Special Thanks to Stanley L. Wojciechowski Jr. For These Great Images Below)
Carpentersville Christmas Parade 1972
Meadowdale Christmas Parade 1972
Stan Wojciechowski Jr Troop 37 Carpentersville receives Eagle Scout Honors
Stanley L. Wojciechowski Jr. Eagle Scout - 1973


(Remember when those youths took over the
Meadowdale Race Track in October of 1965?)


Youth Take Over Meadowdale Race Track in 1965 - Article from local Carpentersville Newspaper

"This was in October of 1965 if I remember right.
  After all these years it was still worth it,
  and I'd do it again if the Monza was still there.
  There is a video on You tube that really shows
  what it was like." -- Kirk Hoffman

The Drive Ins were such great fun, like the SKYHI Twin in Addsion

Advertisement for the SkyHi Twin Drive In Addison, Illinois

The SKYHI Twin Drive In - Addison, Illinois.
We went there a few times in 1975.


Fox River Grove Historic Walking Tour - PDF

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