SUMMERDALE STATION CONTRACT
BETWEEN JAMES A. CLYBOURN/ROBERT GREER AND THE CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY
26 JANUARY 1875
This agreement, made this twenty-sixth day of January, A.D. 1875, by and between James A. Clybourn and Robert Greer of the County of Clerk and the State of Illinois, parties of the first part, and the Chicago and North Western Railway Company, a body corporate duly organized and doing business under the laws of the State of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan, party of the second part, witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of ten dollars and other good and valuable considerations to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt hereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby sell and convey and quit claim all their right, title, and interest in and to all that contains buildings heretofore built by said James A. Clybourn for the purpose of a Depot for said Chicago and North Western Railway Company on the Right of Way now used and occupied and to be used and occupied by said party of the second part on the North East quarter of Section Seven (7) in Township Forty (40) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the 3rd P.M. in the Town of Lake View in said County of Cook, and the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the undertakings and agreement of said party of the second part hereinafter contained, covenant and agree with the said party of the second part that at least twenty one in-station tickets for thirty rides each between Chicago and the station where said Depot Building above mentioned is located, to be called Summerdale, or the equivalent thereof in other commutation tickets of said Railway Company between said stations, shall be always in existence and in the hands of bona fide purchasers from said Company for use from day to day between said Chicago and said Summerdale and they hereby further covenant and agree that, if said Company should not sell during each year the said amount of commutation tickets, hereby guaranteed so that there shall be 20 tickets for 30 rides each at all times in the hands of the purchasers or the equivalent thereof in commutation tickets as aforesaid between said stations and parties of the first part, hereby agree to pay to the party of the second part at the end of each year in money the amount which may be lacking to make up the amount of the said twenty commutation tickets of thirty rides each as aforesaid, which they are above herein and themselves to keep in existence in the hands of purchasers for use from day to day between said places; it being understood and agreed by and between the said parties hereto that commutation tickets shall be issued under such regulations and at such rates as may be fixed by said Railway Company. And in consideration thereof the said party of the second part hereby agrees with the said parties of the first part that it will so arrange the running of its trains so that at least five passenger trains daily each way shall stop at said Depot and Summerdale station to receive and discharge passengers so long as the said parties of the first part, their executors, administrators, and assignees shall faithfully perform or cause to be performed the said covenants and agreements herein above contained and to be performed by the parties of the first part. In testimony whereof, the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hand and seals, and the said party of the second Part has caused these presents to be signed by its President and its corporate seal to be hereunto affixed the day and year first above written.
James A. Clybourn and Robert Greer
Chicago and North Western Railway Company
Albert Keep, President
Format: Photocopy of three hand written sheets on legal sized unnumbered pages in the North Side Neighborhood History Collection, Sulzer Regional Library, Chicago Public Library.
Publication date: Donated by Robert C. Greer, son of Robert Greer, accompanied by a typed cover dated September 24, 1945, conveying the document to Miss Helen Zatterberg of the Ravenswood-Lake View Historical Association.
Retyped by Marsha Holland October 2014