WE ARE PROUD OF 125 YEARS OF RICH HISTORY!
| First Village Hall, Penfield and Woodward
Washington township in 1870
Population = 1,564
Acres of corn = 2,583
Acres of other field products = 5,407
Cattle = 1,485
Horses = 596
Mules = 4
Sheep = 631
Hogs = 819
Total value of domestic animals = $30,181
| Washington Township Community Building
Built in 1929, the community building was hailed as the best of its kind in Will County.
The Myrick Meat Market
The first brick building in Beecher was constructed in 1903. This building is at 756 Penfield Street.
| The Beecher Creamery
A modern plant built in 1905. It closed in 1932 and the building was demolished. This site on N. Reed street is now a park.
Koch Hardware Store
This brick building was constructed in 1905. It is located at 534 Gould street.
Reprinted with permission:
Beecher, Quasquicentennial 1870 - 1995
Author = Shirley Biery
Beecher Area Quasquicentennial Commission
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