1876 Kankakee City Directory - pages 1 to 5
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1876 Kankakee City Directory
pages 1 to 5

Kankakee County, Illinois

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The first page (actually, what looks like a cover page), is titled

"1876 KANKAKEE CITY DIRECTORY 1876"

and is an advertisement of HOTCHKISS PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY, by Eugene Hotchkiss. It says PORTRAITS OF ALL SIZES Finished in Oil or Water Colers, India Ink, S?p ? ???. Copies and Enlargements Made from Old Pictures. FRAMES AND MOULDINGS ON ALL PICTURES AND SIZES.

(page 2 & 3)

INTRODUCTION

A directory is a convenience as well in a small as in a large city. In addition to its usefulness as a book of reference it is a complete index, or epitome, of the business, industries, educational facilities, population and general standing of a city at the time of publication --- a fixed point in the ever changing course of its duration. In this way it becomes a benefit to every resident, whether in business or not, and on this account if on no ther, it merits the support of every one who has at heart the welfare of the city in which he finds a home.

The compiler believes the information given in this volume will be found reliable. No pains have been spared to secure accuracy in all cases, thought should it be found that mistakes have crept in, indulgence is begged from those to whom such mistakes may prove annoyances.

The historical sketch embraces all the leading events that have taken place during the time the city has been in existence, and to the critical reader who may assert that much of it has been made public before, it is only necessary to state that facts are facts let them appear when and where they will and being called for here they have been inserted accordingly. The author, Mr. W. H. Bristol, is well qualified for such work, being an old resident of the place and having been engaged in editorial labor since December 1856, editing successively the Kankakee Democrat, the Janesville, Wis., Democrat and the Galen, IL., Democrat, and since February 1863 being more or less connected with the press of Kankakee. In '63 he wrote a history of Kankakee county, and is now engaged in writing a series of historical sketches for the Times.

The population of the city according to an accurate census taken the present year is 5,038.

 

Respectfully,

A. L. Hennessey (This is a typed signature)




1876 (page 4)

JOHN RONDY,
DEALER IN
Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods,
Fancy Goods, Notions, Zephyrs, Yards,
Card Boards, Mottoes, Etc.
No. 40 COURT ST., KANKAKEE, ILLS.
________________________________

A. AMES
Operating and Mechanical Dentist
OFFICE, NO 8, COURT ST. KANKAKEE, ILL.
________________________________

A. E. LASNIER,
BREEDER OF
LIGHT AND DARK BRAHMA
AND BUFF COCHIN FOWLS,
OFFICE AND YARD, COR. CHESTNUT AND GREENWOOD AV.
________________________________

L. BABAT,
DEALER IN
HARDWARE, STOVES AND TINWARE
Agricultural Implements.
No. 13, EAST AVENUE KANKAKEE, ILLS.
JOBBING DONE TO ORDER.




1876 KANKAKEE CITY DIRECTORY (page)5
List of Abbreviations
res Residence e s East side
cor Corners s s South side
bet Between w s West side
e East n s North Sid (sic)
w West fac Factory
n North con Continuation
s South st Street
bds Boards av Avenue

Transcribed by Andrea Spenard

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