Acme Steel Company

Street Address: 
2840 Archer Ave.
Chicago, IL

The company’s main office was located at 2840 Archer Avenue, Chicago while the steel mills were located in Riverdale, Illinois. Several satellite sales offices were established throughout this country and Canada.

Much information about individual employees is contained in the newsletters such as: births, marriages, deaths, military service, company service anniversaries, and retirements. Many photographs of employees and their families are contained in the newsletters including in some cases baby pictures or marriage announcement photos. Employees and their families have lived throughout the area, particularly in Chicago and the southern and western suburbs.

Hard copy surname indexes have been prepared for the two volumes and are available from the South Suburban Genealogical & Historical Society.





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My great aunt left behind photos- which include a group photo of working women in the late 40’s or 50’s

I understand you may have old pictures of employees? If this is true Im interested in seeing if you may any of my father? His name was Willis Daniel Boone, “Dan? He worked with Acme Steel Company around 1940-1942. He was drafted into the service from the Company. I have a letter to him from Thorton A. Rand, Treasurer that’s dated April 14, 1944. If you have any information I would I would appreciate it. Regards, Danis Lensch 717 Prescott Circle Newport News, VA 23602 757.240.0220

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