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1886 Naperville Business Map

This map shows historical businesses in downtown Naperville, as listed in Holland's Business Directory from 1886. The text for each entry was taken from the business's ad, or the profession index, if there was no ad. Locations are approximate, based on the location stated in the ad.  Click here to see the original directory.

View Naperville Businesses in 1886 in a larger map

Genealogy Drop-in Help

Listed here are times when a volunteer from the Fox Valley Genealogical Society will be available in the adult services department to help any interested individuals who wish to obtain assistance either to get started on a genealogy project or to complete difficult genealogical research challenges.


Nichols Library Adult Services Department

              1st Tuesday each month             6:30-8:30 p.m.

              3rd Thursday each month           3:00-5:00 p.m.


Naper Boulevard Library Adult Services Department

              2nd Wednesday each month       12:30-2:30 p.m.


95th Street Library Adult Services Department

              3rd Thursday each month            12:30-2:30 p.m.

Please join us for monthly seminars on a variety of genealogy topics, which are listed in our program guide.