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Roseland Before & During



BOT: Additional Photos

(BOT = Before Our Time)

Since our history of Roseland was posted on our site, I occasionally find new photos that could be added to the story. So that you don't miss seeing any of them, I'll place them on this page before I add them to their proper place in the history. There are other pictures from early Roseland that I didn't have a place for, but I know you'll find interesting, this will be their new home. Enjoy!



State Theater


State Theater Interior



State Theater Balcony


111th and Michigan Avenue Looking South, 1903



April, 1889



Winter Cruising down the Ave



Pullman Shops, circa 1920



Duck Shooting on the Calumet River, circa 1960





112th & Michigan Avenue, about 1910



William Snip's Place at 11046 S. Michigan Avenue,1895. Notice the  Ladies Entrance. 



Kuyper's Meat Market, 1875



Northwest corner of 115th and Michigan, 1907



Kulwinsky Wines and Liquors.Parade Entry



Dr. Petratis in front of his office at 108th and Michigan Avenue, 1918.



CATPTION: June 28, 1910, South East Business Men's Association Gathering for an Outing Down Michigan Avenue. Picture was taken with lead cars in front of 11113 Micigan Avenue.



Park Ice Cream Parlor 111th and Indiana





Special Roseland, Illinois Postcard, 1915



111th Street, Looking West
Note the "Y" and White Castle




111th & South Park Avenue, 1910



Looking Borth along the Illinois Central Tracks, about 1900
(Before the tracks were raised in 1915)




The Frank Lloyd Wright House at 122nd and Harvard, just after it was built in the summer of 1900




The Societa Filharmonica Bella Italia (SFBI) Band, 1911



Hanging out at the Post Office in 1889
(Future site of the State Theater)



CAPTION: The West Roseland Grocery Store, located at Wentworth Avenue and 109th Street, was built by Pieter Bult and his sons. Seen in this photograph, two of his sons, Henry (far right) and Frank (second from right), worked as butchers in the store. The upstairs appartments were occupied by members of the family, including Pieter and his wife, Petronella, their daughter Diwerje "Delia," and her husband, Alla Van Alsberg. Also living there were Henry and his wife, Hillegonda "Alice," and their small child Petronella, who would marry Peter Boonstra in 1911.