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We are in the process of digitizing the local history collection from the Steger Historical Society, the South Chicago Heights Historical Society, and personal donations that are housed at the Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library.
You'll see some things here that make you feel happy, and maybe some that make you sad, too, but we look forward to creating this space where we can see what life was like for the people who used to live in our neighborhoods.
Many of these items are missing key information. If you recognize any of the individuals, locations, or dates, or would like to contribute to the collection, please email email@example.com.
Photo of volunteer SCH volunteer firefighters, 1939.
5 from left: Otto Heft
9th from left: Russell Wickwire, at one time the fire…
Collection of undated, unused postcards featuring historic sites in Steger
Recently Added Items
From John Klawitter:
"Did you know that my grandfather, Robert Reinhold Klawitter built the house just down the street from you at 3004 Chicago…
Photo of Angelo Mongillo (left), early Steger resident and former owner of the Steger Tavern located at Union Avenue and 35th Street. Seated in front…
Early Steger family posing in front of a home on Union Avenue. Shown: Angelo Mongillo and family. Mr. Mongillo owned the Steger Tavern at Chicago Road…