These two photos are part of the library’s collection and appear to be taken in the late 1970s or early 1980s.  The top photo is clearly the St. Hubert’s Teen organization.  My feeling is that it was taken during the Hoffman Estates Fourth of July parade or it could be the Septemberfest parade.  Do any of you out there recognize the float–and possibly the year?

The second photo may or may not have been taken in Schaumburg Township because there are a few extemporaneous northwest suburban photos in the collection.  Taking a deeper look at the photo, it is possible to see that there is a School Zone sign further down on the right side of the road as well as a 20 mph sign that denotes the upcoming school zone.

The school is obviously on the left side of the road and, judging by the tall overhead lights, is probably a high school.  My first thought was Conant but there are no single family homes on the same side of the street as one approaches that school.  That area is all Dunbar Lakes, a townhouse development.

My next thought was the school is Schaumburg High and we are looking east down Schaumburg Road.  Clearly there is no curb and gutter and the power lines were overhead when this photo was taken.  What do you think?  Is that a possibility?  Or could it be a junior high?  Or is it just not Schaumburg Township?

Your thoughts and suppositions would be most helpful!

Jane Rozek
Local History Librarian
Schaumburg Township District Library


  1. Mike Gallichio Says:

    Jane, I believe the second one is Schaumburg Rd. looking East with the street on the right being Standish.

    • jrozek Says:

      Thank you Mike for your quick reply. And for pinpointing the location too! This is a big help.

      Jane Rozek
      Local History Librarian
      Schaumburg Township District Library

  2. Ronadl Gliot Says:

    That indeed looks like Schaumburg road looking east. You can see a house there and in those days there was not much west of that house; they built Quad homes later on that parcel. I graduated SHS in ’77 and up until about 1976 it was still two lane.

    • jrozek Says:

      Thank you Ronald, for confirming Mike’s beliefs that this is Schaumburg Road looking east. It seems like so much more of a hill than it is today. I’m sure they did a fair amount of grading when they widened Schaumburg Road into four lanes.

      Jane Rozek
      Local History Librarian
      Schaumburg Township District Library

  3. randy schallau Says:

    I enjoy your weblog a great deal, I grew up in the area came across a website that has aerial photo mosaics of schaumburg township. The oldest is 1938 and every few years after that they were redone. You can overlay the maps to see the changes in usage of the land. I think this may interest you. Website ( I hope it helps.

    • jrozek Says:

      Thank you for your nice comment Randy. I have visited before and, with your reminder, took a bit more time to look it over. I find it very interesting to see what Schaumburg Township once was and what it is today. Pretty remarkable, isn’t it? The nice thing is it gave me a couple of reminders of blog postings I’d like to write. Thank you for the nudge!

      Jane Rozek
      Local History Librarian
      Schaumburg Township District Library

  4. randy schallau Says:

    search- Netr online historic aerials.

  5. Jennifer Alton Says:

    Hello – the photo you have listed as #4 is a house in “The Woods” neighborhood just behind the library now. My parents live on Bittersweet Ct. and Branchwood… this is kiddy corner from them.

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