Cool Old Pics

June 20, 2014

Technically I shouldn’t be posting these pictures, because they come from the Examiner instead of the Glimpses…but what the heck, I like ’em and I want to share ’em. This Examiner issue had info about the upcoming Good Ole Days celebration and as was the case with the Glimpses, they liked to showcase old photos relative to Winfield. Here are the ones that were published in September of 1977…

schmidt meat market 1943

john schramer

class of 1894'

winfield road

thirsty beer drinks

thanks to mrs spanke

winfield fuel good ole days ad

Speedy Service

June 16, 2014

In May of 1963 the Glimpses reported on a new ambulance service for the Winfield area…the H & J Ambulance Service…

h and j ambulance

and today’s post is brought to you by my shameless plug. If you’d like to learn about home coffee roasting…I’ll be holding a “class” on the topic at the Winfield Public Library this Thursday June 19th at 7 pm. If you’d like to sign up…check out the library event calendar for more information…

Abbey’s Beginning & End

June 13, 2014

In May of 1963, the Glimpses ran a rendering of the forthcoming Abbey nursing home in Winfield…

abbey nursing home

It was built, closed down many years later…became the Marklund Deicke Home for awhile…and now the building is gone and the property for sale…

old abbey site

(photo taken 6/12/14)

This post is brought to you by the LeKander Woodward Funeral Home…

lekander woodward funeral home ad

Ronald Mcdonald Site Yesterday & Today

June 9, 2014

Here’s a quick little piece from the May 7, 1969 issue of the Glimpses, showing the property along Winfield Road that will soon be a Ronald Mcdonald house….

ronald mcdonald site

and here’s what it looks like today (June 8, 2014)…

ronald mcdonald house

Building Boom ’54

May 30, 2014

In the Fall of 1954 the Glimpses reported on how much construction was going on in Winfield…

building boom

also from the same issue, check out these items for comfortable living…

the wall fill company

Winfield in the 20’s

May 23, 2014

Back in 1971, Winfield was celebrating its 50th anniversary of incorporation as part of the annual Good Ole Days weekend. In gearing up for the event, the Glimpses published a variety of articles and pictures in regards to Winfield in the 1920’s. Feel free to peruse the items below…

gay blades of the 20's

daleidens drugs boies hill st johns school kids

canoeing on dupage

alice hggins neubauer and gertrude heinz higgins

reminiscing residents

police and lions club

old wagon bridge

nick enders train station lena and mary

downtown winfield in the 20s

five of winfields finest

bills enco ad

carmens ad

Convenient History Lesson

May 2, 2014

One of the cool things about the Glimpses leading up to the various “Good Ole Days” celebrations, was that a lot of times they would publish articles/pictures about the history of Winfield. The September 4th 1974 edition is a good example. Look at the wide variety of articles and pictures ranging from the fire department to St. john the Baptist, as well as pictures of local families…

1931 fire department

st johns history

the bugler newspaper

chicago avenue 1897

john and mary

school days 1902

schmidts meat market


klein family

village liquor ad

Underpass Coulda Been on Wynwood

March 24, 2014

Here’s an interesting article from the Fall of 1964…where the postmaster (?) was recommending that an underpass be built to go under the train tracks in Winfield at Wynwood Road…

wynwood underpass

If you can’t picture it….here’s a current photo of the area thanks to Google maps…

google map wynwood underpass site

and don’t forget Morken’s steak sale…

morkens steak sale

“Winfield’s Star Shining Proud and Bright”

February 24, 2014

That was the headline for this heartwarming story from the Glimpses December of 1963 issue…

pinedo family part one

pinedo family part two

Winfield Industrial Park

January 29, 2014

Check it out…Industry came to Winfield!…

The May 1967 Glimpses had this in depth look at the Thermo Couple Products Company…

thermo couple officers
thermo couple story
thermo couple story part two
thermo couple plant
customer satisfaction