Historic Sites 2012
the Historic Sites Committee searches out historic sites and buildings in
the area that are at least 100-years-old and worthy of special preservation
recognition. Property owners, along with members of the
committee, research the property and information about its original owners.
To receive a
list of criteria determining this local recognition, residents should
contact the Historic Sites Chairperson, Jack Wendt, at 847-428-6996 send an
HISTORIC SITES 2009
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HISTORIC SITES 2008
Township Historical Society recognized 3 area homes at its annual Historic
Sites Program and Plaque Presentation that was held on Sunday, November 2,
at 2:00 pm. The program was held at the Dundee Township Historical Museum
located at 426 Highland Ave. in West Dundee.
awarded to sites of historical significance and “to foster
appreciation of and to educate us about our built environment and our
heritage”. Research is done by committee members as well as homeowners
and community members.
that received plaques this year are:
1. c1850 - The Sanford Gustin house at 612 Washington, W.D. has
interesting additions put on. The early Greek Revival portion consisted
of four rooms. The first addition, sometime in the 1870's, greatly
increased the size of the house. The 2007 gourmet kitchen/family room
combination is an especially nice recent third addition.
2. 1891 - The
John and Anna Hoffman house at 411 S. Second Street, W.D.
This house is shown on the 1892 map as a typical cross gable Victorian
home. Until this year the house remained unchanged. A handsome
wrap-around porch was added this fall.
3. 1907 - The
John Fierke house at 305 Oregon Ave., W.D. Financier and
executive of the Illinois Iron & Bolt Co. John Fierke built this palatial
brick residence. The home has many unique features, including an octagonal
breakfast nook with stained glass windows, a built-in grandfather's clock,
and a hand-carved oak staircase.
residents are invited to participate in our "House Plaque" recognition
program. Attending a plaque presentation is a unique way to learn
about some of the earlier residents of Dundee Township, popular structure
styles of the past, and ways to keep or restore homes to the original
There is no admission charge.
For further information, phone 847-428-6996