Col. William Henry and George Early Residence
20 North Main Street
- William Henry came to Algonquin in 1840's and was learned and respected businessman.
- Notice he was Notary Public and Attorney and help railroad to acquire land for railroad from Elgin to Crystal Lake and to Wisconsin.
- When Civil War started, William Henry help raised a company and was elected as Captain in the Company F, 15th IL Volounteers . Later promoted to Lieutenant. Non-drinker and very religious person did not sit well with the regiment. He was asked to resign after given promotion. (Algonquin Historic Commission has several letter that he wrote except for the civil war years.)
- Residence was home of son-in-law George Early, together farmed and ran a store.
- Home was demolished and now a car was sits where the home once stood.
Algonquin's old business card
Algonquin's oldest letter,
Henry mailed this letter to his daughter at cost of 10 cents.