PRESERVING BARRINGTON’S SPRING LAKE SETTLEMENT LEGACY
Sunday, September 9
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m..
Free, Reservations Required
Barrington’s White House, 145 W. Main Street, Barrington
Preservation can also tell a story of landscapes, of early Midwestern European settlement and the fragments that have against all odds endured. Where else can you see the works of human hands long since untouched? How we sought to tame the landscape before we could tame the landscape? For any number of reasons the bulldozers, subdivisions and highways steered clear of the Spring Lake valley area but the settlement traces, scars, buildings and building remnants of another era lay bare if you can read the landscape. In the year of Illinois’ Bicentennial, how can historians, preservationists and the Forest Preserve best record and maintain this legacy?
Kenneth DeMuth, AIA, is a Partner at Pappageorge Haymes Partners
This lecture is presented in partnership with Barrington’s White House.
Metra Union Pacific Northwest (UP-NW)
Photo: 1850’s stone farm house, Spring Creek Forest Preserve of Cook County (credit: Ken DeMuth)Register