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Historic Sites 2012




Each November 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 email inquiry.


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The Dundee 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.

Plaques are 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.

The houses 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.

All area 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 architectural design.

There is no admission charge.


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