Published by THE BATAVIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came or what we have been about. - Woodrow Wilson
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1960, at 3 P.M.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Corner E. Wilson St. and Washington Avenue
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
MRS. BARTON S. SNOW
Have you noticed the similarity of the architecture of the Snow and the Brandon homes? Who built these lovely Greek Revival houses? Mrs. Snow will have the answers. MRS. J. HAROLD BLAIR. The Early Music of Batavians Batavia has always been music-minded. How many Batavia bands can you remember? Come and talk over "old times" and, of course, "present times" too.
Miss Eunice Shumway, as Temporary Chairman, called the Organization Meeting to order. Mr. Malcolm Derby was made Permanent Chairman, and Mrs. Miriam Johnson, Recording Secretary, until officers are elected. Mr. Raymond Patzer read the proposed By-Laws for the Batavia Historical Society and they were accepted.
Mrs. Pauline Campbell offered the services of the Fox Valley Camera Club to take pictures of historic interest. Mr. John Gustafson gave a short talk on “Cycles of Past Industries in Batavia,” mentioning a few salient points on each of the following: The sawmills and flouring mills; The Stone Quarries; The paper mills; The ice industry.
Following the meeting everyone enjoyed the excellent display of pictures, maps, and books.
The Batavia Historical Society gratefully acknowledges two gifts from Mr. P. E. Roscoe of 16 South Van Buren Street. Photograph of the Howell Hotel, located at 20-24 South Van Buren Street, taken about 1870. The hotel was torn down about 1900. Sleigh bells which were brought to Batavia from Nova Scotia in 1857 by Mr. William Roscoe.
CHARTER MEMBERS OF THE B. H. S. TO DATE
Charter membership will be held open until January, 1961.
Annual dues Are $l.00. Please invite your friends to join.
Alexander, Miss Ethel 228 S. Second St., Geneva
Allan, Mrs. Margaret A. 28 S. Second St. Geneva
Anderson, Miss Mary 534 W. Wilson St.
Benson, Miss Cora 431 Elm St.
Benson, Mr. Wm. B. 431 Elm St.
Campbell, Mrs. Pauline 328 Union Avenue
Cannon, Mrs. Elaine 519 l'18in Street
Derby, Mr. Malcolm R. 420 S. Batavia Avenue
Evert, Mrs. Walter 315 Locust St,
Glidden, Mr. Robert T. 617 Carlisle Rd
Glidden, Mrs. Robert T. 345 N. Batavia Avenue
Grigg, Dr. Walter K. R. 1, Box 293
Gustafson, Miss Alice R. 1, Box 293
Gustafson, John A. R. 1, Box 293
Hampton, Mr. Ed R. 2, Box 380, West Chicago
Hazelton, Mr. H. James 12 S. Van Nortwick
Jervis, Hr. Frank R. 29 S. Bennett St., Geneva
Johnson, Mr. Carl W. 229 N. Washington St.
Johnson, Mrs. Miriam H. 229 N. Washington St.
Johnson, Mr. Walter R. 232 N. Jefferson St.
Jones, Mrs. Horace N., Jr. 346 Elm St.
Joslyn, Miss Florence 116 Columbia St.
Kline, Miss Ida 111 Franklin St.
Kruger, Mr. Clare J. 125 S. Washington St.
Kruger, Mrs. Clare J. 125 S. Washington St.
Lundberg, Mr. J. Elliott 912 Walnut St.
McDowell, Miss Viola 19 S. Van Buren St.
Mier, Mr. August J. 739 Cleveland Avenue.
Patzer, Mr. Raymond J. 237 Republic Rd.
Patzer, Mrs. Raymond J. 237 Republic Rd.
Perrow, Mrs. Agnes R. 2., Box 380, West Chicago
Peterson, Mrs. Iver M. 504 Walnut St.
Rendler, Mrs. Arthur W. 106 N. Van Buren St.
Rowland, Mrs. S. W. 504 Walnut. St.
Schielke, Jeffery 203 N. Washington St.
Shumway, Miss Eunice K. 232 S. Batavia Avenue
Simon, Hrs. Oliver B. 418 Elm St.
Simpson, Mrs. Bruce J. 230 N. Jackson St
Snow, Mrs. Barton S. 528 S. Batavia Avenue
Smith, Mrs. Frank P. 421 Main·St.
Stephano, Mrs. Joseph P. 379 Republic Rd.
Storer, Miss Alice 116 Columbia St.
Williams, Mrs. Mary B. 519-Main St.
Williams, Mrs. G. P. 5·S.·Jackson St.
Wood, Mrs. Walter H.· 702 Walnut St.
It is interesting to note that these members range in age from eight years to over eighty.