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Re: [CBQ] Highlands Depot

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Subject: Re: [CBQ] Highlands Depot
From: "Charlie Vlk" <cvlk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 12:49:44 -0600
Mike and George
As part of my research into the Aurora-Chicago Q history I am interested in all 
of the East End structures.
The history of the stops on the line is not well documented as to when they 
were established and the succession of depots (West Lyons/Stone Avenue for 
example).
I have pieced together some places (often finding info that the local HS do not 
know about!) but some (like Douglas Park) I’ve not been able to find much.  
There are about a half dozen stops that most have never heard of that came to 
light as well.
Recently through the ICC Valuation disk from the BRHS Archives a build date of 
1904 surfaced for the Highlands depot.
Ken started drawing it up and the Q drawing is poor (likely all generated from 
the same photostat that I got from the Building and Bridges Department “back in 
the day”).
I am interested in drawing it up in 3D and have good photos to reproduce the 
stone and brick accurately.
It occurred to me that Hinsdale might have information on it from the permit 
process...maybe even a copy of the construction documents or at least 
confirmation of the build date and architect.
George, if you could make a call being a village taxpayer to see if the 
building department have anything in their archives it might add to the 
historical record.  I will be glad to cover any reproduction and mailing costs.
I intend to give a copy of my digital book to the local historical societies 
and libraries along the line as well as the BRHS...it is a non-commercial 
project.
Charlie Vlk
> On Nov 25, 2020, at 10:17 AM, William Barber <clipperw@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> Ken,
> 
> If Mike Dunning is able to help you, BRHS member George Kanary lives right 
> next door to the Highlands depot and might be able to assist. I have one of 
> the Magnuson kits, but I don’t know if the instructions include the 
> dimensions. I could make some measurement, however, if you can tell what you 
> need.
> 
> Bill Barber
> Gravois Mills, MO
> 
> 
> 
> 



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