ChurchIt’s always fun when the pieces of Schaumburg Township history are uncovered in unexpected places.  And it’s even better when those pieces are from the 1960s and 1970s.  This is a period that people remember fondly from their youth yet there is not that much in our collection from this time.  It’s my feeling that development was so big and so fast that time wasn’t taken to note the history that was popping up all around.

Recently, I was going through a nice treasure trove from this period that was donated to us by the family of Reverend John Sternberg, the late, long-time pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church.  Part of the materials donated were yearbooks of the Northwest Suburban Association of Commerce and Industry (NSACI), a now-defunct chamber of commerce that largely served the Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates area.

A page of the 1978 yearbook depicted a number of churches in the area.  I was able to identify the other three shown because they were all exterior shots.  Anyone want to take a shot at them?St Hubert


The interior shot at the top of this posting stumped me though.  It’s obviously not a large church but it’s clearly circular in shape.  Can anyone help with this photo?

****  In a comment, Rolland G. Fitch identified the church at the top of this entry as Our Redeemer’s United Methodist Church.  It is on the northwest corner of the intersection of Schaumburg and Springinsguth Roads.  Thank you Mr. Fitch!

Jane Rozek
Local History Librarian
Schaumburg Township District Library


  1. David Olson Says:

    The third one is, I believe, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. It was our family’s church in the late 50s and early 60s.

  2. Rolland G. Fitch Says:

    The church at the top of the article is Our Redeemer’s United Methodist when it first started using it’s current location in the early 70’s

    • jrozek Says:

      Thank you Mr. Fitch! I took a look at their website and sure enough, the picture in the upper right of their website shows the same brick background as this photo. Great ID!

      Jane Rozek
      Local History Librarian
      Schaumburg Township District Library

  3. Laurie Says:

    The church in the middle photo is St. Marcelline’s Catholic Church on Springingsguth Road near Syracuse Lane in Schaumburg.

  4. Rich Says:

    The church on the left is St Hubert’s Catholic Church in Hoffman Estates, and I second the vote for St Marcelline’s for the middle picture!

  5. jrozek Says:

    You are all absolutely correct. Thank you for your contributions!

    Jane Rozek
    Local History Librarian

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