Historic Map - Batavia, IL - 1869

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View of Batavia, Kane County, I.L., 1869 / drawn & published by A. Ruger.

This panoramic print of Batavia, Illinois was drawn by Albert Ruger and published by Chicago Lith. Co. in 1869. Batavia was founded in the 1830's as settlers worked to dam Fox River and built mills at that location. It was served by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad.

Batavia was notable during the industrial revolution for its manufacture of windmills and its immense stone quarries. The stone arch bridge shown was erected in the mid-1840's.

The map looking southwest includes labeled streets, buildings and railroad route. It features inset illustrations of the following:

  • West Side School.
  • Fox River Bridge.
  • East Side School.

Features references to the following locations:

  1. East Side Public School.
  2. West Side Public School.
  3. Lunatic Asylum.
  4. Railroad Depot.
  5. Cemetery.
  6. Baptist Church.
  7. Christian Church.
  8. Congregational Church.
  9. Evangelical Church.
  10. Methodist Church.
  11. R. Catholic Church.


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  • Heavy-weight 230 gsm, 9.5 mil thickness.
  • Printed with pigment inks for longer print life and enhanced fade resistance.
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