Early Photo View of Church Street in Winfield IL

The below photo looks north along Church Street towards St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (on the right) and the school and rectory on the left. (Photo is courtesy of St Johns Church and the Winfield Historical Society).

This view has changed significantly today. The road is not paved we can see tire ruts in the foreground. Absent in this photo is the St John Catholic School. The new school that my mother Louise Eleanor Schlick Davis attended St John’s School. The new school structure would not be erected until 1940 and was dedicated in 1942 during the Church’s Golden Jubilee Anniversary.

About Schlick Daleiden Families - DuPage and Kane Counties of Illinois

Kevin Davis is a retired Public Library Director. He is a Board member of the Winfield (IL) Historical Society. Davis has over 35 years experience working in public libraries. He is deeply interested in local Chicagoland, Dupage, and Kane County History. Davis earned a BA in History and an MA in Library Science from Dominican University. He is a volunteer researcher for the St. James Farm Forest Preserve part of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County in Illinois. His work includes extensive writing and research on the McCormick family line who were former owners of St. James Farm. He is an avid family historian / genealogist and has done extensive research on the Schlicks and Daleidens of DuPage and Kane County Illinois.
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