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Photograph of gates into White Cemetery in Cuba Township, text reads cemeteries
Scan of historical document with text about Barrington, text reads documents
Photograph of thumbnail image from video, woman speaking to camera, text reads histories
Close-up of old Barrington map, text reads maps
Newspaper headline from old Barrington Courier issue, cover story about opening of Poplar Creek Music Center, text reads newspapers
Scan of old telephone directory cover, for Barrington, Lake Zurich, Wauconda, December 1939, text reads people finder
Black and white photo of old Barrington School Band, band members wearing uniforms, bass drum, text reads photos
Logos for Ancestry library edition and Fold3 databases, text reads library resources
Illustration of a family tree in green and brown, text reads other resources

Yesterday & Today: Life in the Barrington Area

The Round Barn

This was the Spencer Otis round barn at Bakers Lake. Sadly, it was destroyed in a fire 21 years ago in 1997. We thank Sam Oliver and the Citizens for Conservation for sharing this piece of Barrington's history with us. If you have historic items that you would like to preserve, please contact Kate at the library:

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