Old Homes

Blackstone, 113
Blackstone, 113

Peggy McCann in backyard.

Blackstone, 113
Blackstone, 113

Sean McCann in backyard

Blackstone, 113
Blackstone, 113

Coach house, demolished before house

Brownell, 213 & 219
Brownell, 213 & 219

Sweet home taken 1942 & 219 Nielsen home built 1936

Brownell, 213
Brownell, 213

Sweet house built in back of lot, later turned into garage

Brownell Street,  213 & 219
Brownell Street, 213 & 219

Sweet and Nielsen homes, Mary and Pat Koester

Chicago Road, 318 - 1920s
Chicago Road, 318 - 1920s

Curve Inn and George Hering home

Chicago Road, 17440
Chicago Road, 17440

Built 1927 as Kooyinga farmhouse

Eleanor, SW corner Julian
Eleanor, SW corner Julian

Heman Gardner grain and feed store. 1909 Roth family, 1936 Odin & Mildred Rosenberg family

E. Eleanor, 102
E. Eleanor, 102

Taken 1936, Joseph & Mary Black home. Children were Will, Dora, John G., Joseph, Hamilton & Anna. Joseph was Chief of Police and Anna was postmaster

E. Eleanor, 102
E. Eleanor, 102

Taken 1885 son John Black

E. Eleanor, 102
E. Eleanor, 102

Taken 1980

E. Eleanor, 102
E. Eleanor, 102

Demolition

Eleanor, 400
Eleanor, 400

Built 1898, Greg Nelson and family 1948-1965

E. Eleanor, 401
E. Eleanor, 401

Built 1893, pictured Joseph Koester

E. Eleanor, 401
E. Eleanor, 401

Mrs. Koester and Wayne Klemstein

Eleanor, 415 and 409
Eleanor, 415 and 409

415 built 1872 and 409 built 1908. 409 is the Pearson family home. Bill Pearson's great grandparents built that house, formed all the bricks by hand.

Harriet, 214 - built 1890
Harriet, 214 - built 1890

Built 1890, Krueger home Note dog-powered water wheel in front yard

Harriet, 214
Harriet, 214

Same house some years later

Harriet, 315
Harriet, 315

Built 1923, John (Tacky) Bielfeldt family

Hoxie Farm Road
Hoxie Farm Road

Hoxie House, built 1800s for John Hoxie on land now known as Wampum Lake.

Hubbard Street, 1940
Hubbard Street, 1940

Triplicate quarry worker houses, moved from William Street where Boz Hotdogs now stands. No indoor plumbing.

N. Hunter, 305
N. Hunter, 305

Sam and Mildred Wojciehowski children George, Laverne and Joe. Moved to this location from near the brewery and purchased by Maodush.

N. Hunter, 309
N. Hunter, 309

Built 1882, once the Lonnie Sellers home

N. Hunter, 315
N. Hunter, 315

Built 1872, shows Henry Blank and family (baby is Ermina Blank)

N. Hunter, 315 - in 2008
N. Hunter, 315 - in 2008

Same house with second floor added, belonged to Blank descendant

N. Hunter, 315
N. Hunter, 315

Blank house being demolished

S. Hunter, 101
S. Hunter, 101

Zander house and carpenter shop, SE corner Hunter and Margaret streets

S. Hunter, 103
S. Hunter, 103

Built 1901, William Henrichs home, child is Chuck Henrichs who later became Village President. Note the outhouse in the yard.

S. Hunter, 109
S. Hunter, 109

Built 1905, Walter and Margaret (Sweet) Bielfeldt home. Walter was president of the Thornton bank.

S. Hunter, 200
S. Hunter, 200

Sears Roebuck house

S. Hunter, 203
S. Hunter, 203

Build 1881. Home of Judge Albert & Minnie Webb. Amy and James Webb in front yard.

S. Hunter, 304
S. Hunter, 304

Built 1888, Lutheran parsonage

S. Hunter, 308
S. Hunter, 308

German Lutheran schoolhouse

S. Hunter, 312
S. Hunter, 312

Built 1879, once the Mandelkow home

S. Hunter, 313
S. Hunter, 313

Built 1889, Dr. Nelson and Maggie (Ellis) Oliver home

S. Hunter, 322
S. Hunter, 322

Built 1891, Fleck/Peters house

N. Julian, 210
N. Julian, 210

Cook County Assessor lists construction as 1834. In 1867 it was the Heman Gardner General Store & Halfway House.

N. Julian, 210
N. Julian, 210

In 1961 this was the Hurley residence

N. Julian, 210
N. Julian, 210

In 1963 this was the Pisarzewski home

N. Julian, 210
N. Julian, 210

Oldest house in Thornton, built before the railroad came through

N. Julian, 323
N. Julian, 323

Built 1871, once the Zander home

Juliette, 213
Juliette, 213

Built 1937 by Walter and Erma Diekelman on property purchased from neighbor, Judge Albert Webb. Photo taken 1942.

W. Juliette, 205
W. Juliette, 205

Built 1870 - Taken 2017, Yerkovich and Maodush families once lived there.

W. Juliette, 205
W. Juliette, 205

Same house, front view taken 2013

North Kinzie, east side
North Kinzie, east side

(1) Sweet home, dates to 1860s, (2) 115 N Kinzie bought by Maria Louisa Templin, a widow from Prussia with two small children, in 1859. House may have been replaced at some point.

N. Kinzie, 105 and 101
N. Kinzie, 105 and 101

East side of street taken in 2012

N. Kinzie, 105
N. Kinzie, 105

Built 1860s, Sweet family home, photo taken 2008

N. Kinzie, 101
N. Kinzie, 101

Built 1894, Flanagin house and dairy

N. Kinzie, 101
N. Kinzie, 101

1910 view of Flanagin house