FourSquare Friday.....The American FourSquare is a post-Victorian house type that emerged during the early 1900's. It was an architectural reaction against the ornateness & complexity of Victorian homes. Typical FourSquare characteristics include a square plan, hip roof, wide eaves, central attic dormer & front porch. Downers Grove has approximately 130 of these homes still standing.🏡 This is one of the many FourSquare homes in DG. This one in not yet landmarked. ... See MoreSee Less

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Downers Grove is very lucky to have the Tivoli Theater. The Tivoli Theater is a movie theater built in 1928. The theater was designed by Van Gurten and Van Gurten architects, and has 1,012 seats. First opened on Christmas Day, 1928, this theater was the second in the U.S.A. to open with sound movies (the first being the Brooklyn Paramount inaugurated in November). ... See MoreSee Less

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Sears Homes & more Tuesdays.....This is The Elmhurst Model. This model appeared in the catalog from 1931-1933. No price is given. From 1908–1940, Sears, Roebuck and Co. sold about 70,000 - 75,000 homes through their mail-order Modern Homes program. Customers could choose a house to suit their individual tastes and budgets. Per SearsArchives.com. Do you have a Sears Home? Do you know how to find out if your home is a Sears Home? 🏡 ... See MoreSee Less

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There are only a few seats remaining for this FREE event that will explain voluntary landmarking and the Historic Home program. Register by clicking on the picture below...https://dg-landmarking.eventbrite.com ... See MoreSee Less

Landmarking Your Historic Property

September 26, 2017, 6:30pm - September 26, 2017, 8:30pm

You will learn: *The myths and misconceptions of landmarking *How the Historic Preservation Ordinance has been simplified *How the application process has been simplified *The tax incentives tha...

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Panel discussion @landmarksillinois Driehaus Awards 🏡 ... See MoreSee Less

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Please join us for this FREE event that will explain voluntary landmarking and the Historic Home program. Seats are limited, so register early. Invite your friends and neighbors who own historic DG homes.

State Representative David S. Olsen will be presenting FOEH with a certificate for receiving the 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for "Project of the Year for Advocacy."

David S. Olsen, Martin T. Tully, Tommy Nybo, Ken Lerner, Shanon Tully Christine Martin, Irene Hogstrom, Chuck Willman Holtzen, Amy MacDonald Gassen, Cindy Zaeske, Kathy Nybo
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Landmarking Your Historic Property

September 26, 2017, 6:30pm - September 26, 2017, 8:30pm

You will learn: *The myths and misconceptions of landmarking *How the Historic Preservation Ordinance has been simplified *How the application process has been simplified *The tax incentives tha...

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Just 10 days left. Tickets are selling fast, so order yours now. ... See MoreSee Less

Landmarked House Tour

September 23, 2017, 11:00am - September 23, 2017, 3:00pm

Downers Grove Landmarked Homes on Tour Fall 2017 701 Maple Avenue (The Herring House) is a Queen Anne style house built circa 1895. This style typically features varied wall plain and forms using ...

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Please join us for this free event that will explain voluntary landmarking and the Historic Home plaquing program. (Seats are limited, so register early by clicking on the picture below, then "Get Tickets" and select the number of free tickets you would like. Also invite your friends and neighbors who own historic DG homes.)

We are honored that State Representative David S. Olsen will be presenting FOEH with a certificate for receiving the 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for "Project of the Year for Advocacy."

David S. Olsen, Martin T. Tully, Tommy Nybo, Ken Lerner, Shanon Tully, Christine Martin, Irene Hogstrom, Chuck Willman Holtzen, Amy MacDonald Gassen
... See MoreSee Less

Landmarking Your Historic Property

September 26, 2017, 6:30pm - September 26, 2017, 8:30pm

You will learn: *The myths and misconceptions of landmarking *How the Historic Preservation Ordinance has been simplified *How the application process has been simplified *The tax incentives tha...

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Historic Throwback Thursday....How many of us look 👀 up at some of our older buildings when we are walking around a Downtown?? This is one of several buildings in our Downtown Business area. Who knows what building this is?? 😁🏡 ... See MoreSee Less

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Friends of the Edwards House in Downers Grove Illinois shared Landmarks Illinois's post. ... See MoreSee Less

The Friends of the Edwards House in Downers Grove is the recipient of the 2017 Landmarks Illinois Richard Driehaus Preservation Project of the Year Award for Advocacy. The group formed around an effor...

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