The Oldest Drug Store in Town (part 2)

When Frank B. Lovell took over the F.Z. Kimball & Co. drug store in the 1880’s, he became the head of a business established over a decade earlier. Little did he know this business would still be in operation over 100 years later. Frank B. Lovell was born in 1861 in Onarga, Iroquois County, Illinois,…

The Great Libertyville Fire of 1895

Most people have heard of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, but the Great Libertyville Fire of 1895 may not be as familiar. Nearly 125 years ago, a fire raged through central Libertyville destroying an entire business block in a single night. In the hours between August 30 and 31, 1895, cigar maker Max LeBeau…