Prince Crossing Store

March 30, 2012

Not exactly a Winfield story per se, but it was in the Winfield Glimpses December 1969 issue.

I’ve always been intrigued by this building…

that’s located on Prince Crossing Road just North of Hawthorne Lane in West Chicago. Thanks to the following article, I now know a little more about it…(click to enlarge)

Bank Of The Art Institute?

March 28, 2012

Apparently the Bank of Winfield would feature works of local artists. Check out the canvases of one such artist from the Glimpses March of 1971 issue. (click each segment to enlarge)

Family Day

March 26, 2012

Let’s take a look back to the Winfield “Family Day” as pictured in the Glimpses back in September of 1972. I believe this is one of the year’s when they didn’t have “Good Ole Days”…(click each article to enlarge)

Fun Stuff From The 70’s

March 23, 2012

I’m going to end the week with a couple “fun” Glimpses articles from the 1970’s. Pretty much self explanatory…(click each to enlarge)

Have a nice weekend!

TS Bowie Adds On

March 21, 2012

Back in 1965 the TS Bowie hardware store on Beecher (now the “Antiques of Winfield” store) built an addition…

and here’s what it looks like behind the building today…

and as a little bonus how about a TS Bowie ad from 1965?

Election Special

March 19, 2012

Since we’re in the midst of an election cycle, I thought we could use a break from our current issues and candidates and look back to what was going on in the 1940’s. Here are a couple of political articles from the July 1, 1948 issue of the Glimpses…

Winfield Sanitarium Helped TB Victims

March 16, 2012

I thought the following article provided an interesting look at the facility now known as Central DuPage Hospital. The article appeared in the May 1, 1952 edition of the Glimpses…(click each segment to enlarge)

and today’s post is sponsored by Sunnyside Beauty Shoppe…

More Attractive Train Station Area

March 14, 2012

Thanks to the Winfield Junior Woman’s Club, the Winfield train station area received new landscaping back in September of 1974…details in the following article (click to enlarge)…

Visit A Winfield This Summer

March 12, 2012

Travel tips today from an April 1965 Glimpses article…(click to enlarge)

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Glimpses Speaks

March 9, 2012

In an amazing editorial from November 1947, the paper “tells us” what its intentions and goals are. Too bad all papers don’t follow the type of credo outlined here….(click to enlarge)

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