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Try some time travel in Arlington Heights

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Visitors to the Arlington Heights Historical Museum's website can travel back in time to check out the village's downtown as it was in the late 19th century with the click of a mouse.

The site,, now offers an interactive map in its Kids Connect section that shows photographs and offers details about the downtown and its buildings as they stood about 125 years ago. The map also lets visitors now what's in those buildings' former locations today.

Among the highlights are the Union Hotel (it stood until 1959 at Campbell, Dunton and Davis streets), the Bolte Boot and Shoe Shop (that building was on Campbell until 1990), and the incredible Madison House Stable (it only lasted on Campbell until 1926).

One building on the map still stands today, but we won't spoil the fun by telling you which one it is.

Thanks to Laurie Taylor, who posted the link in the email she sends to members of the Northgate Community Association.

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