This page is a collection of places in the
United States where the name Herschbach can be found affixed to a
building, street sign, or some other physical location. I'll present
some history or details about the site if I know it. If you have any
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The Herschbach Building - Chester, Illinois
H. Herschbach & Sons 1898
The Herschbach Building was built by Henry Herschbach,
son of Gerhard and Anna Herschbach. Henry established a wagon factory in
Chester in 1872. The wagons were very popular in the area, and the
business thrived. The wagons had the word "Chester"
prominently displayed on their sides.
The building is the second on the site. The original
was a wood frame structure. The current building actually has three
levels. It is built on a steep hillside, and from the rear there is a
lower garage level. The front entry is actually the second level, and the third
level upstairs. The building not only housed the wagon
building business, but also tractor and farm machinery repair. An large
elevator was employed to lift machinery up from the lower level.
The building later housed Chester's first car
dealership. The upstairs offices were converted to apartments, and
Henry's son John Herschbach lived there at one time. The building
finally passed from the family hands and currently houses an Ace
Finally, on my visit to Chester in 1999 I found that the
"H" in Herschbach had fallen off the building! The picture
above was taken on a prior visit. I brought this
up to my father, and mentioned that I would like to see the
"H" restored, and would be willing to help fund the effort. He
seemed to like that idea, so we stopped by and talked to the owner this
April on my latest visit.
The front of the building has had problems, and the
upper brick trim along the top edge of the building has now been
removed. Bricks were falling off and creating a hazard to people below.
The owner indicated the Herschbach sign was in poor condition, and that
the H had blown off in a windstorm. It has been partly replaced. The
letters are made of painted metal bolted to the building. The owner
indicated he was having someone look at reconditioning the front of the
building this summer. He promised to contact us about the possibility of
making sure that this portion of the family history, and the history of
Chester, is preserved for the future.
Herschbach Drive - Granite City, Illinois
Note from Paul Dean Koopman -
"Herschbach Drive was named in honor of David
Herschbach. It at one time was part of an Army support center in
Granite City. Many of the streets at the Army Depot were named for
fallen veterans in Vietnam."
Herschbach Road - Lyle, Washington
Lyle, Washington is on the border of
Washington and Oregon northeast of The Dalles. Herschbach Road is
northeast out of Lyle off the Centerville Highway. My best guess at this
time is that the road is related to Burton Dell Herschbach.
This from The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, WA., January 30, 1997, page 5:
Burton Dell Herschbach, 74, of High Prairie, passed away Jan. 18, 1997 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, of heart failure.
He was born Aug. 5, 1922, in San Jose, Calif., to Robert and Dell Herschbach.
Burton came to Oregon in 1948, where he married Lillian Eileen Bucher in 1952. They raised their family in Cascade Locks, Ore., where he was a self-employed carpenter and owner of Dry Creek Wood Products, a family owned business.
He and his family moved to Lyle in 1980 and built a home on High Prairie.
Burton enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and spending time at the coast with his family.
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