Harvey Minx

Interview Date: September 18, 1991
Interview Location: Unknown
Interviewer: Yvonne Ryden
Duration: 88 minutes


Born in 1904 in Morton Grove, Harvey Minx was one of nine children. In high school he worked at a box factory nailing cabbage crates together and also dealt with the mysterious death of his father, who worked for the Poehlmann brothers.

He remembers the Sunday plane rides at Morton Grove’s airfields that were popular among Chicago residents. He also recalled the town’s first paved road arriving after the First World War, the beginning of Morton Grove Days, and people crowding the porches of the houses around Lincoln Tavern to listen to Duke Ellington’s band play.