Some Things Never Change

November 30, 2010

I haven’t posted any articles from the 1950’s yet, but this week that will change. I recently read through the July 1st, 1952 Winfield Glimpses and found several interesting pieces. Today’s installment (broken into 4 parts) features a story about what the Village Board was up to. Anything sound familiar? (click article section to enlarge)


“Wild Ones” hit Winfield

November 27, 2010

Here’s an article from June of 1970 that provides a slice of the times. It also provides a nice time traveling glimpse of the downtown area.(click on article for full size view)

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2010

Thought I’d share some fun ads from a November 1963 issue of the Glimpses. I believe Al Hawker’s was located where Morgan’s currently resides.

Winfield High School

November 23, 2010

In what used to be a recurring dialogue about Winfield having its own High School….here’s what was cooking back in 1970:

Development Decisions 1966

November 18, 2010

Today we’ll take a look at what was going on in Winfield in regards to developing the downtown area in the Summer of 1966. The following articles are culled from June and July issues of The Winfield Glimpses.

Comments from the zoning board. (click article for full size viewing)

an editorial from the Glimpses staff…

and finally a few photo’s on the topic…

Roosevelt Road Development 1964 Style

November 15, 2010

Let’s go back to October 1964, via the Winfield Glimpses time machine, and see what was being proposed for Roosevelt Road back then. (click on article for larger view)
1964 Roosevelt Road Article
They also had two pictures to go along with this article.
Roosevelt Road-Winfield

Central Dupage Hospital…then and now.

November 12, 2010

Came across this article and picture from the June 4th 1963 issue of the glimpses and thought I would share.

CDH circa 1963
The accompanying article:

And finally a recent shot of CDH from Google Earth:
view of CDH from Google Earth 2010