Main Street

Button Factory

Button Workers, Oquawka, IL #21
Button Factory at Foot of Schuyler Street
Oquawka Button Factory

Individual Places on Main Street

R. Hodson Drugs & Groceries
R. Hodson Drugs & Groceries
R. Hodson Drugs & Groceries
R. Hodson Drugs & Groceries
Livery & Feed Stable
Depot. Oquawka, IL
Depot. Oquawka, IL
Chickering & Son.
Grand Opera House
Grand Opera House – Built By Linell
Grand Opera House Built in 1895
Grand Opera House – Oquawka, Il
Grand Opera House – Oquawka, Il
Grand Ball Invitation
Chicken Factory and Skating Rink
Chicken Factory Downstairs
In Later Years Stripe Skating Rink
Upstairs Skating Rink run by Arthur J. Stripe
Scale House on Left

Eagle House
Was American Hotel before Eagle House. Joseph K. Barnes was propreiter (Barb Lumbeck’s relative). Barb has chair that came from Eagle House.

Devore’s Garage
Devore’s Garage
Devore’s Garage
Delabar’s Notion Store
Bank of Oquawka
Bank of Oquawka
Monty’s Old Tavern
#57 City Boat House, Oquawka
Harry Patterson Print Shop (188?)
Harry Patterson Print Shop (188?)
Texaco Station and Standard Station
July 1988:
Junction of Schuyler & 8th St.
The new Texaco Station in background.
Standard Station in front.
Oquawka, IL.

Bill Stubs Home and Standard Oil Station
July 1988
The old Bill Stubs home and Standard Oil Station. The station built in early or mid 1930’s is soon to be torn down for a new gas station. Corner of Schuyler and 8th Street Oquawka, IL.

Standard Oil Station
July 1988
Standard Station
Corner of Schuyler and 8th Street looking south.
Soon to be the site of a new gas station.

Oquawka Depot
Court House and Old Fire House
Court House and Old Fire House on 4th St.
Oquawka, IL
Winter 1984

Bank of Oquawka Post Card
Bank of Oquawka Post Card- History of Site
Rapid Shoe Repairing
Rapid Shoe Repairing
Oquawka Light Plant
Oquawka Light Plant
Oquawka in a Dilemma
Old Light Plant
Aug. 1980 Looking North East

Louis Nelk Meat Market
Louis Nelk Meat Market was across alley west of Villiage Hubb.
Was a shop and family lived behind and above.
Nelk family in front.

Groceries and Grain
Henderson County Court House

Interior Views


Hodson’s Store 1848
Left- Robert Hodson
3rd from left – George Riley Noble (John Nobles Father)

The Happy Hour Cafe at Oquawka
Kenny Ditto, Lyle Whycaff, Dorothy Wycaff, and Sally Stenzel
Probably about 1925

Knox Hotel
Brown and Voorhese Hardware 1944-1958
Bobby Brown and George Voorhese

George Johnson’s Restaurant
Fred Schlolzhauer Store
Schuyler Street – Oquawka
Former Owner – Biggs

Noble’s Saloon
Meet Me in Oquawka IL.
L: Harry Noble
R: Geo Noble
Back Right: Bill Thornton
Policeman: Brockton Brown

1908- Interior of Casper Nelk Meat Market
Capper behind the counter to the left.
Gus Schlotzhauer on right behind counter.
Charles Stewart on stool (Marie and Helen’s father. )

October 26, 1916 Oquawka Occurrences


Oquawka High School
Public School – Oquawka Illinois
Township High School – Oquawka IL.
#64 High School Oquawka IL.

Street View

Schuyler Street
Taken before Opera House was built. 1892

Main Street Oquawka Ill.
Schuyler Street looking west from corner of 4th and Schuyler

Oquawka Ill.
East on Main Street  – Oquawka IL
Schuyler (Main Street) Looking East From River

Street Scene – Oquawka, Illinois
#66 Oquawka, Ill.
Picture of “Old Oquawka”
Picture of “Old Oquawka’s” foot of Schuyler Street. Probably around the 1900’s. The boat name is Star Light.

Main Street West, Oquawka Ill.
2 Main Street West Oquawka
South Side Main Street, Oquawka Ill.
Main Street, Oquawka Ills.
Main St. Oquakwa ILL.
Street View Oquawka Ill. 28
#58 Main Street –  Oquawka Ills.
Main Street E. Oquawka Illinois
Main Street – Grocery and Restaurant
Main Street, Oquawka Illinois
West Oquawka Illinois
Main Street, Oquawka, ILL.
South side of Schuyler Street. Looking east.

#1 Oquawka, Ill
Main Street West Oquawka Ill.
Street View 1
Street View 2
Street View 3