This bird’s-eye view print of Sandwich, Illinois was drawn by Albert Ruger and published by Chicago Lith. Co. in 1869. Sandwich was established as a flag-stop along the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad in the 1850's. This new transportation service instilled much growth to the agricultural community of Sandwich.
Early manufacturers that re-located to Sandwich during this era include Augustus Adams’s foundry and machine shop. The foundry produced portable corn-shellers under the name A. Adams & Co. In 1869 the Sandwich Enterprise Company was a new addition to the community with large operations on Main Street and warehouses on Eddy Street. The company manufactured windmills, force pumps, cultivators and feed-grinders.
The map, looking southwest, portrays labeled streets, buildings and railroad routes. Lower illustrations include the North Side Graded School and the South Side Graded School.
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