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  • Historic Berwyn’s Bungalow Tour 2011

    Historic Berwyn’s Bungalow Tour 2011

    Listen to the 2011 Radio Ad sponsored by the WhyBerwyn.com campaign: Bungalows and More… A tour off the Old Plank Rd · Route 66 Sunday September 25, 2011 – noon to 5 pm The Berwyn Historical Society invites you to participate in “Historic Berwyn’s Bungalow Tour – Bungalows and More” to be held on Sunday […]

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  • 2011 Bungalow Tour Sponsors

    2011 Bungalow Tour Sponsors

    Bungalows and More… A tour off the Old Plank Rd · Route 66 is generously supported by our 2011 sponsors! (as of 08.18.11) If you see any of these people or visit the businesses, please tell them how much you appreciate their support of the Berwyn Historical Society. Art Moderne Sponsor: Tudor Sponsor: Craftsman Sponsors: […]

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  • Historic Route 66 Scenic Byway Wayside Exhibits

    Historic Route 66 Scenic Byway Wayside Exhibits

    Historic Route 66 Scenic Byway Wayside Exhibits In partnership with the Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project, the City has placed four exhibits on Ogden Avenue to educate travelers, tourists, and residents about Berwyn’s heritage as one of the first eastern suburban communities along Historic Route 66. Berwyn’s four exhibits feature the origin of the Ogden […]

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  • Octoberfest 2011 in the Historic Depot District

    Octoberfest 2011 in the Historic Depot District

    We had a gorgeous day at the 11th Berwyn Octoberfest in the Depot. Thanks to all the people stopping by and expressing interest in the BHS and the upcoming Bungalows and More tour. We share the booth with the City of Homes/ Berwyn Bungalow Preservation Initiative and they had some great conversation with Berwyn Bungalow […]

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  • BBPI — Preservation and Restoration of Historic Masonry

    BBPI — Preservation and Restoration of Historic Masonry

    Bungalows On Tap Seminar Series: Jack Tomczyk of Crafton Masonry Presented by City of Homes and the Berwyn Bungalow Preservation Initiative Thursday, August 25, 2011 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM This is the second event in their Bungalows On Tap Seminar Series. This seminar will cover preservation and restoration of historic masonry and will […]

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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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  • In loving memory…

    In loving memory…

    Our dear friend and former BHS president, Lori Thielen, parted with one of her dearest friends today. Her mother, Agnes Thielen died early Friday morning (May 27, 2011), surrounded by her loving daughter and son-in-law. Agnes was 92 years old. While she will be greatly missed, her life will be remembered and honored. Agnes was […]

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  • Past Times — Winter 2011, Vol. 30, No. 3

    Past Times — Winter 2011, Vol. 30, No. 3

    The Craft of a Berwyn Tailor by Elinor Schoback Lynch — My father, Louis Schoback, was proprietor of a tailoring business at 2144 South Clarence Avenue in Berwyn from 1927 through 1948. I was just a year old when he leased a store and started the business in a recently built two-story building at 22nd […]

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  • Workshop on Historic Preservation May 23rd

    Workshop on Historic Preservation May 23rd

    Workshop on Historic Preservation with Jean Guarino, architectural historian Monday, May 23, 6-8 PM Berwyn City Hall 2nd floor conference room 6700 26th Avenue Berwyn, IL 60402 Learn how to nominate a building as a local historic landmark. Does a building in your community have special significance? Was it designed by a notable architect? Does […]

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