Huntley History Alliance Photography Contest: Then and Now

The Huntley History Alliance recently announced the winners of its photography contest, Then and Now.  The Alliance consists of representatives from the Huntley Park District, the Huntley Area Public Library Local History Department, The Huntley Historical Society, and the Village of Huntley Historic Preservation Commission.  These groups work together as the Huntley History Alliance to preserve and celebrate Huntley history.

Amateur photographers of all ages were invited to submit a vintage photograph of a historically significant Huntley area building, structure or landscape with a current photograph of the same subject.  The current photographs were judged in May during “Look at Local History Month”.  Winners were announced at the Huntley Farmer’s Market on May 23.

People’s Choice Award & 1st Place Youth Division:  Aliviah Sommer
Town Square Gazebo 1951 and Today

Aliviah Sommer - Town Square Gazebo Then          Aliviah Sommer - Town Square Gazebo Now sm


1st place:   Amy Rizzo
Dean’s Milk Factory, Mill Street, 1940’s and Today

Thakar - Dean Milk Co. Old     Rizzo - Deans Now sm


2nd place:  Todd Weber
Sun Valley Farm, 1964 and Today

Weber - Sun Valley Farm then      Weber - Sun Valley Farm now


3rd place:   Todd Weber
Huntley Public School 1909 and Today

Weber - Huntley Public School          Weber - Huntley Public School 2015 sm a


1st place:   Aliviah Sommer – See People’s Choice Award
2nd place:  Evan Reincke
Town Square 1850’s and Today

Reincke - Town Square-Old sm

Reincke - Town Square-Now smReincke - Borden-Old


 3rd place:   David Sommer
Ol’ Timers Park 1950 and Today

David-Sommer-Ol-Timers-Park-Now sm     David-Sommer-Ol-Timers-Park-Then-sm

Special thanks to judges Tom Hughes, Norm Kopp and Mary Beth Manning for their time and efforts.  A donation from TCF Bank of Huntley branch manager Jorge Escudero made this project possible and prizes available for winners of the contest.  This is the second year TCF Bank has made a donation to the Huntley History Alliance for the Look at Local History contest.