Document Archives

One of the many ways Friends of Leclaire seeks to promote Leclaire's history is through scholarly research and documentation. The following are links to newspaper articles, primarily from the Edwardsville Intelligencer, chronicling Leclaire’s development from its founding in 1890 through its later years in the 1930s.

Additionally, the Madison County Historical Society maintains an archival library that contains numerous resources regarding the neighborhood. 

Friends of Leclaire members can also offer advice to those researching Leclaire's architecture and history.

We would like to ask people to share any historic photos of Leclaire. If you have any photos of the factory buildings, homes, or life in Leclaire that you would like to share, please call (618) 656-1294.