Landmark Mural Finds New Home at Judson University
(Elgin, IL - November 16, 2012) Elgin lost a big part of its industrial history when the Simpson Electric Co. complex along Dundee Avenue — the former Illinois Watch Case Co. plant, which dated to 1890 and for many years had been the city’s second-biggest employer — was torn down last year. But one of the most revered elements of that partly elegant and beautiful, partly ugly and old-fashioned structure has found a new home at Judson University.
About 50 people attended a reception at Judson Thursday to dedicate the 13-by-11-foot mural celebrating American home-front workers that had decorated the Simpson plant’s lobby since World War II. (Continue reading this article at CourierNews.SunTimes.com)