On Wed., Sept. 28, David Olson, BHS Pres., and Kristine Dillon, Vice Pres., hosted about 30 residents and staff members of Plymouth Place in LaGrange Park, on a bus tour past Berwyn bungalows.
The 45-minute tour featured bungalows on Riverside Drive, Maple Ave, and Home Avenue, as well as four of the Berwyn properties on the National Register of Historic Places.
Mention was also made of the numerous neighborhood grocery stores which Berwyn had in the 30s, and the tour passed the new site of the BHS, to be housed in one of those former grocery and meat markets at 14th St. and Grove Ave.
At the request of one of the participants who had lived in Berwyn, we drove by the home he had lived in at 13th and Euclid, which happened to be in the area we were touring.
The group appeared to enjoy the tour very much, and we may host another group from Plymouth Place in the near future. The tour provided a “trial run” for future groups who may desire such a tour.