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One NGL streetlight was installed at the corner of Wilmette and Central avenues. This 1911 photo is courtesy of the Wilmette Historical Museum. Photo submitted
John Jacoby, Contributing Columnist
5:00 am CDT July 4, 2018
It’s hard to imagine a time when Wilmette and Kenilworth were mainly dark at night, illuminated only dimly by kerosene lanterns and oil lamps, but that was the state of affairs until the mid-1890s.