Throwback to the Village of Harlem: Last seen in 1957, this was the northwest corner of Harlem and Dixon

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By Historical Society

Long before Long John Silver's anchored itself at Harlem and Dixon, two of Forest Park's earliest houses stood (formerly Village of Harlem).  
The Henry Kaul house, at the corner, and the house immediately to the north on Harlem were reported sold  to the Sun Oil Co. in 1957.  The Kaul family lived at the corner house (125 Harlem)  for 61 years, moving to the Village of Harlem in 1896.  Henry Kaul was a German newspaper publisher.  Elected mayor three terms, Henry Kaul and his wife, Elizabeth raised their 4 children, Henry, Armin, Gerhardt and Irma at this corner. 
The house to the north (119 Harlem) was said to be an "old house" when they moved to Harlem, and served at one time as the freight terminal for the Northwestern railroad.
Henry Kaul, the younger, retired as a post office parcel carrier a few months before the sale and planned to travel with his wife to Florida.  Mr. Kaul reported the purchase price of the two units as $50,000.  

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Art Kazar from Forest Park  

Posted: February 25th, 2019 5:48 PM

I just want to say that as a member of the HSFP I enjoy your "Throwback" feature. Please continue to print it. Thanks for the great work. PS Love getting my Review in the mail every week.

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