Research: Photos

The Downers Grove Museum has a collection of 1000’s of historical photos. The highlight of the collection are the photo archives donated to the museum by the Downers Grove Reporter. The museum is engaged in a long-term project to scan those pictures. Contact the museum  for information about these photographs.  

Many downtown businesses and organizations honor the history of Downers Grove by displaying historical photos of their property or other scenes from Downers Grove’s past.  The Village Hall has a display case with a picture of nearly every mayor (and president) of the village in the hallway outside the council chambers.

Many businesses of Downers Grove embrace the history of the village by displaying old photos of Downers Grove, often of their own building. A partial list of businesses with such displays includes the Downers Grove U.S. Post Office, Tivoli Theatre, Maximum Printer, Downers Grove Community Bank, and Anderson’s Book Store.

All photos displayed are the property of the Downers Grove Historical Society and the Downers Grove Museum.  If you wish to get a quality digital image for your personal use, please contact the Downers Grove Museum at [email protected]  630-963-1390

Pierce Downer
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