Sunday, May 19, 2013
Families who first settled the village, in addition to a number of early business owners and movers and shakers who are buried at Hillside Cemetery were featured in the Cemetery Walk on Sunday afternoon.
Those who took part at the Palatine Historical Society's Cemetery Walk at Hillside Cemetery Walk Sunday afternoon, were able to learn about a number of people who played a part in the early days of Palatine. Actors dressed in period attire stood by their counterparts' gravestones in the cemetery at 375 N. Smith Street, and talked about their place in the village’s history. Amanda Schoppe (played by Kathleen McCarty): Born Amanda Horstman, she met Louis Schoppe from Palatine, and the two married in 1894. Schoppe’s father, Gerhard previously had a farm on Dundee Road, but decided to open Schoppe’s General Store with his son, at Slade and Brockway soon after the two had married. The store sold everything from household wares to food and other…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Palatine Historical Society presents their 19th annual Victorian Teas at historical Clayson House in Palatine. Tea services will be offered on April 6, 7, 13 and 14 at noon and 3:00pm.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Go back in time in Palatine. See what properties around town were way back when, and what they've become (or will become). Be sure to check out the before and after photos.
The property at the northeast corner of Wilson and Brockway has a long and rich history. Back in 1897, a mansion sat at 56 W. Wilson Street, where the former Mia Cucina Restaurant building stands today. The home was owned by Dr. William P. Schirding, an ear, nose and throat doctor, along with his wife. The couple lived in the home until at least 1924, but according to the Palatine Historical Society, by 1929, the house and its inhabitants were gone. Then is when a man named Walter F. Swanson set out to build the downtown area up, from Bothwell to Brockway Street east to west, and from Wood to Wilson Street north to south. Swanson planned to erect the State Bank of Palatine where the doctor’s house once stood and even laid the foundation (…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Construction on the planned development began in 1957 and one of the early models cost a little more than $25,000.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Whether its a picture for your child, or your pet, with Santa, a musical performance or making a ginger bread house, there are plenty of holiday activities in Palatine over the next couple of weeks.
From now through December 12, there are number of events and activities in Palatine to get you into the holiday spirit. Palatine Patch will have a freshened- up list for the two weeks leading up to Christmas day. And don't forget the annual Palatine Jaycees Christmas Tree sale, now through December 16.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Six gardens on display at Historical Society's first-ever walk
The Palatine Historical Society staged its first ever Garden Walk Sunday, sending more than 50 people to six homes, where they viewed gardens they described as “marvellous” and “unbelievable.” “This is our first annual with just gardens. We usually do a house and garden walk,” said Marilyn Pedersen of the historical society. “But its hard to get houses, so this time we are going for all gardens.” The tour featured three houses north of Palaltine Road and west of Hicks and three south of Palatine Road, west of Plum Grove Road. The tour started at the Gazebo at Towne Square, where garden enthusiasts picked up maps and brochures or met with master gardeners from the Illinois Extension Service who were available for questions. On the south …