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Collinsville  Photos



Collinsville, Illinois - Main Street - 1917

Photo courtesy of Crystal Jensen

Collinsville, Illinois Library - 1935

Photo courtesy of Crystal Jensen


Collinsville, Illinois - Brooks Tomato Products Company - 1915

Photo courtesy of Crystal Jensen

Collinsville, Illinois - Chester Knitting Mills - 1917


Collinsville, Illinois City Hall and Fire Department - 1944

Collinsville, Illinois High School - 1944


Collinsville, Illinois Fairmont Race Track - 1927

Collinsville, Illinois Main Street - 1944


Collinsville, Illinois Post Office - 1944

Conrad Kalbfleisch & Sons, Collinsville, Illinois

The establishment of Conrad Kalbfleisch and Sons in Collinsville featured dry goods, grocery and tailoring. This building also housed the H. G. Grosze Drug Store. Mr. Kalbfleisch was born in Germany, and immigrated to the U. S. in abt. 1835. He first lived in New York City, then settled in St. Louis, MO in 1843, where he engaged in the work of his trade - that of a tailor. Eight years later [1851] he moved to Collinsville, IL, where he remained for the rest of his life. In Collinsville he opened a general store and tailoring establishment, and gained recognition as a prosperous business man and a public-spirited citizen. In time, his son, John, was admitted to the partnership in the business. From the book "Madison County: Our 150 Years," and "The Centennial History of Madison County, IL, 1812-1912."




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