- Feb 19, 2014
Last week I spent time west and north of Chicago near Elgin. I thought it would be interesting to bring my Elgin B W Raymond to the site of the factory in Elgin. The factory is, of course, long gone but there are still some interesting traces of it on the site. The two original entrance gate posts and portions of the adjoining fences flank the entrance to the current Clock Tower Plaza. Bridge abutments of the adjacent bridge have a relief of the clock tower. The original railroad station has been restored on its original site. The prize is the observatory on a hill overlooking the factory. It is now owned by the school and open by appointment only during summer recess.