Resources

  • Newspaper Digitizing Project Overview

    Newspaper Digitizing Project Overview

    This page is a sample page of a project which the BHS will be undertaking this spring. You may not know, but we hold a collection of newspapers dating from 1910 through the late 60’s. Some of them have been microfilmed. Our project will convert the microfilm to digital images, and then use Optical Character […]

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  • Berwyn Post Office Mural by Richard Haines

    Berwyn Post Office Mural by Richard Haines

    The muralist Richard Haines was commissioned to paint the mural which hangs in the Berwyn Post Office, located at 6625 Cermak Road. Haines was a WPA muralist. WPA as you may know, stands for “Works Progress Administration.” In 1939, WPA was changed to “Works Projects Administration.” Most of the work performed by the WPA was […]

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  • Sources to restore historic documents

    Sources to restore historic documents

    Recently we were asked if we knew of any companies that would be able to provide restoration services for a 1928 architectural blue print. The following two companies were suggested to us by staff of the Pritzker Military Library in Chicago. The Conservation Center (click name to go to the website) 730 N. Franklin Street, […]

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  • BBPI — Bungalows On Tap Seminar Series

    BBPI — Bungalows On Tap Seminar Series

    Bungalows On Tap Seminar Series: Historic Windows Maintenance, Restoration and Renovation Presented by City of Homes and the Berwyn Bungalow Preservation Initiative Thursday, June 30 at 7:00 PM at Fitzgerald’s Nightclub, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn Il. This seminar will cover historic windows and will be presented by John Videkis of Just Sashes. There will be […]

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  • 3 simple steps to unearthing your home’s history

    3 simple steps to unearthing your home’s history

    “3 simple steps to unearthing your home’s history in the County Building 118 N. Clark Street, Chicago” The information below is from a trifold-brochure the BHS published in 1992. The brochure was written and originally printed courtesy of House Researcher, Liz McManmon To start out locally you may skip to the end of this document […]

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  • Resources for Stain Glass/Leaded Glass

    Resources for Stain Glass/Leaded Glass

    “The term stained glass can refer to coloured glass as a material or to works made from it. Modern vernacular usage has often extended the term “stained glass” to include domestic leadlight and objets d’art created from lead came and copper foil glasswork exemplified in the famous lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany.” Read the full […]

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  • Masonry Restoration

    Masonry Restoration

    Here are some local company’s that are specialized in masonry. If you have any other resources please post a comment or send us an email so we can update this resource list. Very professional and preservation minded http://www.craftonpro.com/

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