Then & Now: Jefferson and Chicago streets in Joliet
February 20, 2013 7:10PM
This view looking west on Jefferson Street from Ottawa Street shows Joliet in earlier days. | Photo from the David Belden collections
Updated: March 22, 2013 6:03AM
Looking west on Jefferson Street from the corner of Ottawa Street, a number of downtown landmarks are visible in the Then photograph. On the north side of the street are the D’Arcy-Hammond Block building, the five-story Boston Store with its rooftop flag and the M. Calmer Dry Goods Co. Across the street on the left is Will County National Bank. Outside of view on the northeast corner is the Spot Cash store, and the third Will County Courthouse is on the southeast corner. In the distance, St. Patrick’s Church is visible.
The Then photograph is from David Belden and the Local History Project digital collections. Belden is publishing local postcard books with Arcadia Publishing in his Local History classes. If you are interested in contributing a postcard image, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815-467-2140, Ext. 260.