American Terra Cotta
The American Terra Cotta & Ceramic Co was started by William Day Gates.
Branded Steak House
Located at the "Y" intersection @ Routes 14 & 31
Crystal Lake Pickling & Preserving Works
One of the largest institutions and greatest enterprises in McHenry County in the late 1800’s
Don & Lu's Children's Shop
"A complete clothing store for boys and girls"
Martinetti's Restaurant & Hotel
"Good food. Served right."
Oak Mfg. Co.
One-time largest employer in Crystal Lake
Post Office History
Before the train was extended through McHenry County, someone would travel down to Elgin and bring the mail back to Crystal Lake.
The Illinois Bell Telephone Company Pioneer Museum and Historical Committee provides a chronology of telephone service in Crystal Lake.
A Trip Down Memory Lane
Take a stroll with us as we recall many businesses in Crystal Lake