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
Here is an excellent article from the Suburban Life News paper. Please join us this Saturday for our annual historic house tour. If you have not gotten your tickets please do so. Tickets will also be available at the door. ... See MoreSee Less
Good to see they are saving this gem for re-purposing. (Note, in Downers Grove, only the property owner can request landmark status for a building and the owner is given wide latitude with what they can do to their landmarked property.) ... See MoreSee Less
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
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
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...
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."
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."
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
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...