Eugene Field School
Randy

Naperville, IL

#1 Dec 2, 2008
I grew up in the area but have been gone from the midwest for a LONG time. I recently moved back to northern Illinois and drove down St. Charles Road the other day and saw that the old Eugene Field School just west of Taft avenue is something else now. Looks like new construction going on too. I didn't stop so I only got a quick look -- looks like a church or something. Anyone know what it is now?
Tom

Schaumburg, IL

#2 Feb 4, 2009
My parents live on Harding Avenue, the street on the West side of the school. I go to my parents twice a month to visit them. It's some kind of a muslim or arabic worship center. I'm not sure on the religion. They've been in the place for a couple of years. A while back, some guy was shot there. Some dispute. They appear to be building some sort of a "house of worship/prayer" on the est side of the building. I don't know the details. I'll have to ask my Dad. I used to attended the school from 1968 - 1972. I used to go to Tischers Pharmacy and buy candy there after school. My mom worked for him.
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Vigilant

Naperville, IL

#3 Apr 7, 2009
Great, just what we need.
Heinrich

Naperville, IL

#4 May 21, 2009
What an eyesore that place is now. First thing you see when you come into Berkeley from the west.
Diane

Elmhurst, IL

#5 Feb 2, 2010
I agree. I went to school there. I knew it was a mistake for the school district to sell the building.
Carol

Villa Park, IL

#6 Jun 27, 2013
It's an Albanian Cultural Center. The mosque part was recently added to the building. I also attended Eugene Field from 1968-1974. Tom from Wheaton - I went to school with your brother, Bob.
Kent

Hillside, IL

#7 Jul 17, 2014
I attended Eugene field school rom 1st grade to 5th grade.
still remember 1st grade teacher Mrs Conrath.
was a great school
Anonymous

Monument, CO

#9 Oct 21, 2014
Kent wrote:
I attended Eugene field school rom 1st grade to 5th grade.
still remember 1st grade teacher Mrs Conrath.
was a great school
I went to Eugene Field as well and had Mrs. Conrath, Mrs. Fieldhouse, Mrs. Kelly, Mrs, DeSylvester and I'm trying to remember 4th grade. They were all true professionals and wonderful people. I cherish the memory.

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