Crystal Lake and Sacred Heart

1973 Aeration pumps, which keep water open all winter, began operation in Crystal Lake on October 22. This was after much arguing about, “what if some kid...

Cooper Retires

1965 One of the two earliest landmarks, the former First Congregational Church, was demolished on March 3rd to make room for a filling station, later occupied b...

Growing the Library

1960 Census: 16,381 (a 45% increase since 1950) The decade of the sixties included a new bank, filtration plants, the revival of Crystal Lake, the formation of ...

New Churches

1958 The decade of the “fifties” became famous for the building of new churches. In addition to those previously mentioned, three more must be inclu...

A Terrific Theatre

1951 The Terrace Theatre opened on May 25th, 1951. The Mid-Century Modern building designed by the architectural firm of Liebenberg & Kaplan, for movie hous...