Businesses, Community Buildings

The Riverside Manufacturing Company

During the mid 1940s, McHenry was going through somewhat of an economic boom, mainly brought upon producing war materials for the front. It was this opportunity that brought Sam & Madeline Nathanson to McHenry from Chicago. Sam was involved in the clothing manufacturing business since he started working. After selling their shares of a company… Continue reading The Riverside Manufacturing Company

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The Original St. Patrick’s Church (1853-1946)

On a bittersweet day in June 1946, the old St. Patrick’s Church was torn down. To many of the older St. Patrick parishioners, this was where they were baptised and married. In its 93 years, the building had served its parishioners well, but was replaced in 1922 by the Church that still stands today. Soon… Continue reading The Original St. Patrick’s Church (1853-1946)