would have imagined the effect a squeaky door would have
on one's "psyche." You push the door, you hear
the squeaky hinges, and suddenly you find yourself in a
place that time and progress has pretty much left behind.
Robinwasn't in Lisle..
But a quick drive got you there! After
69 years, they tore the last one down
to make room for Naperville's "River
Walk." On warm Summer nights, nothing
was better than a drippy square sherbet
ice cream cone!
This newspaper article tells a bit of the story. A little tough
to read but interesting. Click
Tears Down it's History.
On June 11th, 2004,
I arrived in our hometown of Lisle, Illinois.
While driving downtown on Main street,
I discovered that, just two days prior
to my arrival, one of the most historic
and loved buildings in Lisle had been torn
to the ground. The Village of Lisle had
decided to demolish the old Main Street
been looking for this for a long time! Check out this
8mm home film clip from Maxwell's Roller Rink. They
would set up a tent, crank up the organ music and the "Lisle
kids" were ready to party! This footage was shot
(looking north) when Maxwell's tent was set up in the
field behind the old VFW hall.
Rt. 53 is just to the left.
Awesome Lisle history!
This area is now Honda of Lisle. Click here.
When I first saw this picture, the
memories almost knocked me over! My brother and I used
to go up to the train station and help people push their
cars out of the snow.
This picture brought me right back to those silent, snowy nights
in Lisle. Click for
of Lisle's earliest hangouts and what they look like
There's nothing like the distant sound of a train to bring your
soul right back to Lisle.... Read
To a Neighborhood Classic.
I was always
a bit reluctant to mention this bridge in fear the "Village" would
discover it and have it taken down.
Children seen in the attic?
"Lights" down by the tracks?
...I knew it was time to try to get to the bottom of what I've
been wondering about for many years. Read
When the Bell Tower Fell. Plus: Farewell Benedictine Hall
atop a hill above Lisle, St. Joan of Arc church stood
out like a jewel. Anyone who lived in Lisle will remember
the wonderful sound of her bells being heard throughout
the town. Read
Your News Here!
Forget about current
events! Grab your coffee and drift back 35
years with this partial copy of the Lisle
Sun newspaper. Check out the story about
Clark Gas Station or the ad for Economy Foods...
Or the story about a little field up town
that is about to become an A&P store!.
There are also a few pieces from 1959. Read
Now here's an example of why
the internet is so cool! Come in and be amazed how these old TV
shows awaken your memories. We are still trying to find more but,
for now, check these out and let us know what you think okay?
are looking for you!
what do you remember?
Best places, funniest people, greatest "hide outs," best
pranks (you can stay anonymous,) great memories? Pictures? News
clips? Interesting places? Suggestions?
Then we would love to hear from you!
page isn't necessarily about a school or an individual
class.. It is more about a small town and a time that
we all once shared. The Town of Lisle has gone, and is
going to go through, some major changes, however, the
memories and images of years past may still be very vivid
in your mind. Please feel free to share. Contact us HERE and be sure to let an old friend from Lisle know about
will do our best to post your submission but we will
reserve the right not to in some instances. (What those
are I'm not sure but I'll let you know)