Elmhurst History Highlights

Explore Elmhurst History with our History Highlight Articles

Over the years, our research staff has assisted patrons, students, scholars, businesses, and the media with a range of research projects. We hear some questions more often than others, so we'd like to share what we've learned about Elmhurst history with you. The following articles were written by EHM staff. Click on any of the links to download the PDFs and learn more!

GLOS FAMILY & MANSION

Glos Family & Glos Mansion History

The Glos Block

ELMHURST BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS

Elm Skating Rink
Elmhurst American Legion
Elmhurst-Chicago Stone Quarry

Elmhurst Electric Light & Power Co.

Elmhurst Hospital

Girl Scouts

Lindlahr Sanitarium

Rabe's Dairy 

York Theatre

ELMHURST PEOPLE

A. Neely Hall

George Peter Alexander Healy

Harry Magers

Carl Sandburg

Ruth H. Strand

Lee Sturges

Harlan Tarbell

Caroline Wade



ELMHURST PLACES, SCHOOLS & LANDMARKS

Elmhurst Airport

Hawthorne School

Hill Cottage

The Wilder Mansion

The Swimming Hole



HISTORIC EVENTS & TRADITIONS IN ELMHURST

Great Chicago Fire of 1871

Elmhurst 1936 Centennial Celebration

Memorial Day

Veterans Day

U.S. Presidents in Elmhurst

Paving York Street


MISCELLANEOUS

Early Days of Elmhurst

Elmhurst Post Office Mural

Elmhurst in 1900

Postal Services in Elmhurst

The Civilian Conservation Corps in Elmhurst