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Fischer-Crane Mansion

203 S. York Street, Elmhurst

(DuPage County)

 

Built 1892

 

With the demolition of the red brick Queen Anne-style Fischer-Crane mansion in February 2003, Elmhurst has lost another historic building. Last summer, a unique Prairie-style residence in Elmhurst was demolished----for two new nondescript speculative houses (see Going Going Gone-Beggs house).

 

The impressive and still structurally sound Fischer-Crane mansion was torn down---despite preservation efforts by local residents---for a few more parking spaces for a nearby church.  The 111-year old structure was originally the home of early Elmhurst settler and Civil War veteran Dr. Frederick J.T. Fischer.

 

Without a preservation ordinance to protect its historic structures, what will fall next?

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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