Our Hometown

Ovaltine Factory

In 1917, The Wander Company opened its first and only US plant in Villa Park. The Ovaltine Factory manufactured a brand of milk flavoring product made with malt extract. It employed over 300 people and maintained employee homes within the village.

The US children’s radio series Little Orphan Annie and Captain Midnight (1931-1956) were sponsored by Ovaltine. Ovaltine jars provided “secret decoder ring” badges, or pins that could be used to decode messages in the program.

 

 

Chicago Aurora & Elgin Electric Line ~ VP station

The Illinois Prairie Path is a multi-use nature trail for non-motorized public use. It spans approximately 61 miles in Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties in northeasten Illinois. A former right-of-way for the old Chicago Aurora & Elgin electric railroad, it was the first U.S. rail-to-trail conversion in the nation in the 1960’s. The CA&E suspended commuter operations in 1957 and freight operations in 1959. The right-of-way was finally abandoned in 1961.

 

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Address: 112 E. St.Charles Rd.
Villa Park, IL 60181

Email: hello@fieldstreetproperties.com

Phone: 630-613-9390
Fax: 331-979-2924

Business Hours: 9am-5:00pm M-F

Field Street Properties
112 E St Charles Rd Villa Park, IL 60181
Phone 630-613-9390  Fax 331-979-2924 
Email hello@fieldstreetproperties.com

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