Index A-J

Abortion death trials, 1949 & 1951

Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library survey (Fever River)

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum controversies

‘Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight’ (Vachel Lindsay)

Abrams Hotel (1828 pioneers)

J. Waldo Ackerman

Ad Men’s Club 

Don ‘Doc’ Adams (political leader)

James Adams (1828 pioneers)

Adams Wildlife Sanctuary

Aetna Foundry and Machine Shops

Springfield African-American History Foundation Interviews 

Jasper, Frank and Robert Aiello (gangland murders)

Alby’s Tavern (Lithuanians in Springfield)

Grover Cleveland Alexander (baseball pitcher)

Bettie Allen (African-American history interviews)

Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co.  

Ambidexter Institute

Daniel Leib Ambrose

American House hotel

Amrhein Bakery

H.D. Anderson (accused embezzler)

Andrew train bombing, 1933 (mine union war)

Ansar Shrine leadership 

The Anti-Rust Club

Springfield downtown arches

Aristocracy Hill Neighborhood (Fever River)

Armbruster Manufacturing Co.

Assembly Ball, 1889 (photo)

Association of Commerce and Industry 

Auburn 

Auburn square devastated by fire, 1910

Howard B. Austin

Automobile dealers in Springfield (Abbott-Detroit through Crow)

Automobile dealers in Springfield (Datsun through Hyundai)

Automobile dealers in Springfield (Ingram through Nissan) 

Automobile dealers in Springfield (Oakland through Stoddard-Dayton)

Automobile dealers in Springfield (Studebaker through Yugo)

J.C. Ayling Kite Co.

B

‘The Badlands’

Baker Manufacturing 

Ball Township High School (closed high schools)

Clergy Ballard (Springfield race riot)

Bank run of 1932 (George Bunn Jr. memoir)

S.A. Barker women’s clothing

Pre-1900 baseball 

Newton Bateman (National Lincoln Monument Association)

Bates Experimental Road

‘Battle of Virden’ (1898)

David Beam (farmer, miller, politician)

Charles Becker (First Citizen)

Bel-Aire Manor Motel

Benedictine University at Springfield

Rev. John Bergen (1828 pioneers)

Berlin 

James H. Beveridge (National Lincoln Monument Association)

Birds of Sangamon County

Black Civil War veterans buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery

Black Civil War veteran’s POW experience

Black farmers at Chinkapin Hill

Black honor student controversy, 1907

Black residents’ resolution opposing emigration to Liberia (1858)

Caroline Lamb Black (‘People Lincoln knew’)

Blended immigrant family (Springfield Lithuanians)

The Blue Danube (restaurant)

Board of Trade

‘Boarding house horror’ fire, 1899

Bobby pin manufacturer

Bolivia Road Bridge (National Register)

Boston Store fire, 1915

Bowling alleys

Charles Boyd (1828 pioneers)

Brainerd Hill (West Lawrence Avenue)

John Bressmer Co.

Bridgeview Beach, 1942 (photo)

Broadwell Inn

Rev. John Brockmeier (‘labor priest’)

John A. Bross Post, Grand Army of the Republic

Brother James Court

Bettie Stuart Brown (‘People Lincoln knew’)

Rev. Henry Brown (Lincoln funeral photo)

Brown Hotel 

Melanie Bryant, first woman firefighter

Francis Budinger (First Citizen)

Buffalo

Buffalo’s bicycle-riding bank bandit

Buffalo High School (closed high schools)

Bullard & Bullard architects

‘The Bunion Derby’ (1928)

Bunn family

Bunn School cooking class, 1910 (photo)

Bunn-O-Matic Corp. 

Scott Burton (Springfield race riot)

Busher Brewery 

Business Men’s Association

‘Hunkie John’ Buskiewich murder trial (1926)

Preston Butler (early photographer)

Butternut Bakery

C

Cadillac garage, 1912 (photo)

Ben F. Caldwell: politician,  farmer, banker

Caldwell Mansion

Caldwell School, Chatham

Caldwell School, Thayer

Caldwell State Bank, Chatham

Camp Dunne, 1916 (photo)

Camp Glen Olive (Wheeland Park), Riverton

Cantrall

Capital City Cycling Club

Ebenezer Capps (1828 pioneers)

Jabez Capps (1828 pioneers)

The Cara-Sel Lounge (Springfield Lithuanians)

William Carey (Lincoln College of Law)

William and Margaret Carpenter (1828 pioneers)

Carpenter’s Mill

Carver Convalescent Center fire, 1972

Everett Cary Chevrolet, Chatham

George Cashman (Lincoln Tomb custodian)

Cathedral Church of St. Paul 

Cathedral (Griffin) High School (closed high schools)

John H. Catherwood (Medal of Honor, 1911)

Catholic bishops

Cemeteries in Sangamon County

Central Baptist Church

Central Illinois Public Service Co.

Certificates of freedom

Chapman Laundry

Chatham 

Chatham High School (closed high schools)

Chatham railroad history

Chatterton Opera House

Cherry Grove

Chesapeake Seafood House

Child and Family Service of Sangamon County 

Children’s physical exams, 1914 (Springfield Survey photo)

Children’s Service Bureau

Chili (‘chilli’) in Springfield 

Chinchilla rescue, 1957

Church bingo controversy, 1949

Church of St. Francis of Assisi

Census figures

Chicago & Alton railroad

Circuit clerks, 1821-2015 (list)

Citizens Improvement Association

City jail ‘bullpen,’ 1914 (Springfield Survey photo)

City Water, Light and Power lakeside facilities (Fever River)

Clark’s Mill

Clayville Historic Site

Clear Lake 

Closed high schools in Sangamon County

Coal mine fatalities in Sangamon County (through 1930)

Coal miner union war, 1932-37

Coal mines in Sangamon County (maps)

Coal mining 

The Coal Palace

Cocaine Alley 

William Colby (probate judge)

Allen Cole (sheriff, 1933-34)

Coliseum, Illinois State Fairgrounds

J.H. Collins (school superintendent)

Colored Children’s Service Bureau

Commercial Association

Commercial Airport opening, 1927 (photo)

Community Chevrolet, Chatham

Dr. Charles Compton (surgeon, politician)

John S. Condell memoir, 1840s

Confederate monument, Camp Butler National Cemetery

James C. Conkling (National Lincoln Monument Association)

George S. Connelly (grocer)

Connor’s Meat Market (photo)

Johnny Connors (boxer, saloon-keeper)

Concordia Seminary 

Converse High School (closed high schools)

Cook’s Hall

Jesse Cormack (1828 pioneers)

Corn husking competitions

Courthouse and Marine Bank, 1860 (drawing)

George P. Coutrakon (prosecutor)

Covered bridges (Genealogy Trails information)

Thomas Cox (1828 pioneers)

Cozy Dog Drive-In

John Crisp (African-American history interviews)

Alja Crook (Illinois State Museum)

Philip Crowder’s Revolutionary War pension application

Culver Marble & Stone Co. 

Theresa Faith Cummings (African-American history interviews)

Curran 

Ted Curtis (African-American history interviews)

D

Susan Lawrence Dana

Dana-Thomas House

Darling’s Mill 

Charles Darwin letters, Illinois State Register (1914)

Rudy Davenport (African-American history interviews)

Dawson 

Dawson High School (closed high schools)

Charles Dawson (gambler)

Daylight Saving Time, 1918

‘Deadman’s Crossing,’ 16th Street and Sangamon Avenue

Joe DeFrates

The Deep Snow

Hotel Delmar

Thomas Dennis (National Lincoln Monument Association)

Desegregation lawsuit at Bunn Park Beach, 1916

Desegregation of the Illinois State Armory

Desnoyer Brothers Shoe Company

Harold Dewing (radio pioneer)

‘Diamond Special’ train hijacking, 1913

DICKEY-john Corp., Auburn

Isaac Diller mansion

Dineen family (hoteliers)

Divernon 

Divernon High School (closed high schools)

Divernon school photos, 1920

‘Dodds’ Corner’

Dome Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds

William Donnegan’s memoir of the Underground Railroad

Donner Party

Jimmy Doolittle’s near miss (1930s)

Stephen A. Douglas’ missing finger

Downtown business map, 1913

Downtown Springfield hotels, 1907-16

Jesse K. Dubois (National Lincoln Monument Association)

Dudley Hotel

Nellie Browne Duff (reporter, provocateur)

Col. Otis Duncan (World War I)

E

Early education in Springfield

Early Springfield (Barringer map)

Edwards Place

Benjamin S. Edwards (‘People Lincoln knew’)

Elizabeth and Ninian Edwards home (Lincoln marriage site)

Helen Dodge Edwards (obituary)

Edwards Trace

William W. Edwards (Lincoln College of Law)

Virginia Eifert (naturalist, author)

Dr. Garret Elkin (1828 pioneers)

Andrew Elliott (1828 pioneers)

Levi Ellis: First resident of Springfield?

Elm devastation, 1940s

Emancipation Day celebrations

Empire Hotel

Endurance flying record, 1939

Conrad Engelking (brewer)

Enos Flats (photo)

Enos Park neighborhood (Fever River)

Pascal P. Enos (1828 pioneers)

Salome Paddock Enos (1828 pioneers)

Zimri Enos’ memoir of early Springfield

Esquire theater

Last execution in Sangamon County (1927)

Executive Mansion demolition plan, 1963

Explosion on North Seventh Street, 1937

Frank C. Ewing Sr. & Jr. (murder, train derailment)

F

Family Service Center

Family Welfare Association

Fancy Grove

Farm machinery, 1870s-1950s

Farm statistics, 1860

Early farming changes (William Herndon description)

Fast food in Springfield 

Fatal accident, 1910 Illinois State Fair

Earl Owen Fay (Lincoln Tomb custodian)

Herbert Wells Fay (Lincoln Tomb custodian)

Federal court opinion on commission government, 1987

Feitshans High School (closed high schools)

Fiatallis

The death of Fido, the Lincoln family dog

Jerome Finkle (Lincoln College of Law)

Jessie Mae Finley (African-American history interviews)

Fire escape hazards, 1914 (Springfield Survey photo)

Most costly fires in Springfield, 1904-48

First African-American alderman

First African-American to hold public office

First African-American firefighter, police detective

First automobile in Springfield, 1900

First auto-related fatality, 1906

First Baptist Church, New Berlin

First Baptist Church, Springfield 

First black high school graduate

First Chinese residents

First Chinese restaurant 

First Christmas parade (1914)

First Citizens (though 2015)

First death of a European

First escalator

First execution 

First Presbyterian Church

First radio weather report (Illiopolis, 1915)

First railroad engineer

First United Methodist Church

First Universalist Church

First woman bicyclist

First woman elected to public office

First woman to run for election

Fisher ‘murder’ hysteria, 1841

Robert Fitzgerald 

Cornelius Flagg Farmstead, Sherman

William Fleurville (Florville) (African American businessman, Lincoln friend)

Flu epidemic, 1918-20

‘Fort Taylor’ and Civil War prostitution

Fourth of July mayhem, 1907

Fourth Presbyterian Church

Philip Fowler (1828 pioneers)

Franciscan Life Center

Franklin Life Insurance Co. 

Benjamin Franklin statue

Frisina theaters

Dr. C. Robert Fults (elm cleanup organizer)

Funeral of Abraham Lincoln (drawing)

‘Dougie’ Funk (Maternal Health Center)

G

John Wayne Gacy

Gaiety Theater

Ganbling and the Sangamon County underworld, 1948

Gambling rivalry, 1931 

Isaac Gaskin (black Civil War veteran)

Gehrmann Park

General strike, 1917

Alice Gilliland (Royal Neighbors of America)

The Globe Tavern, 1886 (photo)

Frank Godley’s Shoddy Manufactory

‘The Golden Book of Springfield’ (Vachel Lindsay)

Levi and Garner Goodan (1828 pioneers)

Gottschalk Grocery

Marian Goza (African-American history interviews)

Robert Goza (African-American history interviews)

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

Elizabeth Graham (First Citizen)

Arturo Granata (vice consul)

The Grand Avenues

Grand Hotel

Grandview

U.S. Grant in Springfield

Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Green Beret accident, 1966 Illinois State Fair

George Gregory 

Groves

H

Kent Dunlap Hagler (World War I)

Georgia Hale (African-American history interviews)

Carrol Hall (First Citizen)

Sgt. Joseph M. Hall (World War I)

Hall of Flags

Hall-Hagler Chapter, Disabled American Veterans

Mabel Hallam (Springfield race riot)

William Hamilton (early resident)

Hammer attacks, 1975

David Hammons (MacArthur Fellow)

Ida Hanes (school board member)

Hangings in Sangamon County, 1826-1927

Annie Rheem Hannon (first woman elected to public office)

Alfred S. Harkness (illustrator)

Harlan’s Grove

Ozias Hatch (National Lincoln Monument Association)

Hatcher automotive service fire, 1921

Hawthorne Place

John Hay Homes

‘The Old Hay Market’ (photo)

Hay-Edwards School (1914-2000)

James Hayes (last person executed in Sangamon County)

‘Hell at Midnight in Springfield’

Gen. James Henry (1828 pioneers)

Herman-Laubheimer Brewery

Archer Herndon (1828 pioneers)

Calista Herndon (Maternal Health Center)

Herndon & Co. 

John E. Hickey (pioneer aviator)

Hicklin

Hickox Apartments

Hickox Mill 

Virgil Hickox (early merchant)

Historic Preservation Association of Springfield

Historical markers in Sangamon County 

John W. Hobbs Co. 

George Hoffmann (First Citizen)

Home for the Friendless

Home and Hospital for Fallen Women

Honor Book of Sangamon County, Illinois, 1917-19

Horace Mann insurance 

The horseshoe sandwich

Dr. Thomas Houghan (Edwards Place)

Housing for African Americans, 1914 (Springfield Survey photo)

Kate Howard (Springfield race riot)

Mary Howard (first woman to run for public office)

Nelson Howarth (Springfield mayor)

Lyman Hubbard Sr. (Tuskegee Airman)

Miss Nellie Hughes (librarian)

Hummer Manufacturing Co. 

Nancy and Alexander Humphreys (1828 pioneers)

I

Ice harvesting

Ice storms (1883, 1924, 1978)

Willard Ice, ‘Mr. Revenue’

Albert Ide and the Ideal Engine

Elizabeth Brown Ide (children’s activist)

Elijah Iles (1828 pioneers)

Elijah Iles House

Illini Country Club

Illinois Agricultural Works

Illinois (CIPS) Building

Illinois Capitol

Illinois Capitol Complex

Illinois Executive Mansion, 1860 (lithograph)

Illinois governors (list)

Illinois High School Association State Champions (teams)

Illinois Hotel 

Illinois Soil and Soy Bean Special (1927)

Illinois State Armory

Illinois State Arsenal (1855)

Illinois State Arsenal (1903)

Illinois State Fair

Illinois State Fair butter cow

Illinois State Fair unnatural deaths

Illinois State Informer (newspaper)

Illinois State Library, circa 1900 (photo)

Illinois State Museum

Illinois State University (Springfield) 

Illinois Terminal railroad

Illinois Traction System

114th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Illinois Watch Co.

Illiopolis

Illiopolis High School (closed high schools)

Church of the Immaculate Conception

Vito Impastato (restaurateur, organized crime suspect)

Indian Queen Hotel

The interurban railway 

Integral Phalanx, Loami

International Shoe Company

Irwin’s Park/Irwin’s Grove

Robert Irwin (Lincoln banker & friend)

Italian immigration

J

‘Jack,’ age 5: Springfield’s first black resident

Joe James (Springfield race riot)

Dr. Gershom Jayne (1828 pioneers)

Jameson Jenkins (Underground Railroad)

Jerome

Edward S. Johnson (Lincoln Tomb custodian)

Jack Johnson (boxing champion)

Johnston-Hatcher fires, 1907 & 1913

Johnson & Bradford Bookstore

Jolly Boy kites

Catherine Bergen Jones (oldest woman voter, 1914)

Frank Hatch Jones (politician, postmaster)

Leroy Jordan (African-American history interviews)

July 4, 1830s-style

Junior college referendum, 1961

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