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posted: 3/23/2012 10:42 AM

Calling all Dundee historians: Photos sought of East Dundee building

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East Dundee officials still haven't heard from anyone who might have an old photograph of the building at 302 Main St.

So I'm putting the word out again.

Made to Measure, a quality control company that makes measurements for manufacturers, plans to renovate and restore the building to look the way it did back when it was built in the 1920s.

Back then, it housed the latest Buicks, but the now abandoned building in downtown East Dundee will begin a new life as a corporate headquarters for Made to Measure, an Arlington Heights-based company.

East Dundee officials don't have any old photographs of the building to help give Made to Measure a blueprint of how to proceed with construction.

Sven Bley, the company's president, is using photographs of similarly shaped buildings elsewhere in the country to give him a rough idea, but he would prefer pictures of the original.

This is where you come in.

If you have photographs of the building from the 1920s or the 1930s, please call Interim Village Administrator Bob Skurla at (847) 426-2822. There just have to be some around.

Easter basket donations: Members of the Rotary Club of Carpentersville-Morning are assembling and collecting donations for Easter dinner baskets that they will give to needy families on April 7.

On average, one basket costs between $35 and $40 and each member intends to donate at least one.

The baskets should include two cans of fruit cocktail, two cans of veggies, one box of cake mix, one can of frosting; muffins, rolls or Bisquick mix; Easter candy; a large can of hominy; a large aluminum pan, eight pounds of ham and a 16 inch by 22 inch laundry basket.

If you'd like to help or make a donation, send an email to Checks can also be made out to: The Rotary Club of Carpentersville-Morning at P.O. Box 946, Carpentersville, IL 60110. Please write "Easter dinner" in the memo line.

Where's the egg? Don't forget to bring your kids out for an Easter egg hunt from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. next Friday inside the gym at Liberty Elementary School in Carpentersville.

Be sure to bring a flashlight with new batteries. The egg hunt is free and is being arranged by the Dundee Township Park District. The school is on 6500 Miller Road. For more information, call the park district at (847) 428-7131.

• Lenore Adkins covers Carpentersville, Huntley, the Dundees, Sleepy Hollow and Hampshire. To reach her, send an email to or call (847) 608-2725.

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