Historic Map - Aurora, IL - 1882

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View of Aurora, Kane County, I.L., 1882 / drawn & published by H. Brosius, del. Beck & Pauli Lith.

This panoramic print of Aurora, Illinois was drawn by H. Brosius and published by J. J. Stoner and Beck & Pauli Lith. in 1882. Aurora was formed in the 1830s along the Fox River as an agricultural center for the region’s cereal grain and dairy products.

In the late 1840s the Aurora Branch Railroad was built to better connect the town with Chicago. The railroad later became part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad and maintained important railroad repair shops and roundhouses at Aurora. The city installed an electric street light system in 1881.

The map from 1882 includes tree-lined streets, bridges, buildings, town quarry and railroad routes.

Features references to the following locations:


  1. Public School.
  2. Presbyterian Church.
  3. Methodist Church.
  4. Baptist Church.
  5. Post Office.
  6. C. & A. Depot.
  7. Commercial House. N. A. Wilson, Proprietor.
  8. Gardner House.
  9. City Hall.
  10. Odd Fellows Hall.
  11. Masonic Hall.
  12. C. K. Snyder’s Feed Mill & Grain Elevs.
  13. Lutz & Germain’s Elevators.
  14. Greenfield Cheese Factory.
  15. Jno Edmonds, Carpenter Shop and Planing Mill.
  16. Hay Press.
  17. Abandoned Coal Shaft.


  1. Court House. Post Office.
  2. Soldier’s Memorial Hall.
  3. Jenning’s Seminary.
  4. Public Schools.
  5. C. B. & Q. R. R. Station.
  6. Baptist Church, (First).
  7. Baptist Church, (Park Place).
  8. Baptist Church, (African).
  9. Congregational Church, (First).
  10. Congregational Church, (New England).
  11. Episcopal Church.
  12. Evangelical Church, (German).
  13. Lutheran Church, (German).
  14. Lutheran Church, (Swedish).
  15. Methodist Church, (First).
  16. Methodist E. Church, (Free).
  17. Methodist Church, (Galena St.).
  18. Methodist Church, (German).
  19. Methodist Church, (African).
  20. Presbyterian Church.
  21. R. Catholic Church, (French).
  22. R. Catholic Church, (German).
  23. R. Catholic Church, St. Marys.
  24. Universalist Church.
  25. C. B. & Q. Round Houses.
  26. C. B. & Q. Shops.
  27. Adams Electric Light Towers.
  28. Fitch House, A. Bushee.
  29. Empire House, B. Bisbey.
  30. Tremont House.
  31. City Hotel, R. W. Marshall.
  32. Hunioon House.
  33. Wilcox Manufacturing Co.
  34. Aurora Woolen Mills, J. G. Stolp & Son.
  35. Aurora Silver Plate Manufacturing Co.
  36. City Mills, Jameson, Russel & Co.
  37. J. J. Budlong & Co., Manufacturers of La Dow’s Patent Pulveriser.
  38. Hoyt & Bro., Manufacturing Co.
  39. Aurora Creamery Co.
  40. Road Cart Factory, W. S. Frazier & Co.
  41. Machine Shop.
  42. Planing Mill.
  43. Brick, Lime and Tyle Works, C. S. Solfisburg.
  44. Excelsior Brewery, J. V. McInhill.
  45. Brewery, J. Knell.
  46. 2nd National Bank.
  47. Bank.
  48. Opera House.
  49. Dr. Ponds Cancer Hospital.
  50. Lumber Yard, White & Todd.
  51. Lumber Yard, Dean & Sanders.
  52. Lumber Yard, S. D. Seamans.
  53. Lumber Yard, C. T. Douglas.
  54. Plum & Case, Coal Dealers.
  55. I. S. Stephens, Lime, Coal and Stone.
  56. L. P. Dieterich, Coal and Wood.
  57. J. F. Harral, Coal and Wood.
  58. Sanford Hardy, Coal and Wood.
  59. C. A. Stearns, Coal Dealer.
  60. J. Dickes & Bro., Coal and Wood.
  61. U. M. Smith, Coal and Wood.
  62. F. W. James, Livery Stable.
  63. J. C. Roach & Son, Livery Stable.
  64. C. C. Coffen, Livery Stable.
  65. A. Van Vleet, Livery and Omnibus Stable.
  66. Gas Works.


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