MCHS News Volume 8 Number 4

The Village of Alhambra was founded in 1849. Ten years later a second village was platted less than a mile away! This newsletter explores the history of Alhambra and how the two villages became one.

MCHS News Volume 8 Number 3

Roland Harris has been collecting and sharing the history of communities in the eastern part of Madison County for 70 years. His collective works have now been recognized by the State of Illinois.

MCHS News Volume 8 Number 2

During the height of the tuberculosis epidemic, Madison County built a hospital dedicated solely to the care of TB patients.

MCHS News Volume 8 Number 1

East of Edwardsville, in Pin Oak Township, more than 150 years ago, there was a settlement of Black farmers that author J. Eric Robinson calls “The Pin Oak Colony.”

MCHS News Volume 7 Number 6

From 1899-1930s there were streetcars, known as electric railways, crisscrossing Madison County. The last holdout was a line between St. Louis and Granite City that discontinue service in 1958.

MCHS News Volume 7 Number 5

John Wildi (1853-1910) was a Swiss immigrant to Highland who became an exceptional businessman, a founder of the company that later became Pet Milk, and a savvy real estate investor.

MCHS News Volume 7 Number 4

Journalist Bill Tucker takes a look at the Village of Carpenter as remembered by some of former residents that remember it when it was still a bustling community of businesses.

MCHS News Volume 7 Number 3

More than a century ago orphans in need of care came primarily from local families, but also from St. Louis, Chicago and from the famous Orphan Trains of the New York Juvenile Asylum.

MCHS News Volume 7 Number 2

From itinerant peddler to a chain of department stores, generations of the Glik family, through hard work and a strong entrepreneurial spirit, have brought their business to a place of national prominence.

MCHS News Volume 7 Number 1

This article profiles the history of three St. Jacob buildings that were built in the 1870s and are still in use today. All are connected, not just by age, but through the families that lived in them.