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River Forest Women’s Club

River Forest

Built by longtime Frank Lloyd Wright associate William Drummond in 1914, the River Forest Women’s Club was once a candidate for demolition. The current owners purchased the property in 2005 and have meticulously rehabilitated it as a private home. The restoration of the 5,200 square foot building is protected by a preservation easement including its large 2-story theater space and stage. To preserve the large interior, most living spaces were placed in the basement level with a new below-grade patio and entrance constructed on the rear of the property. The building was rehabilitated with a comprehensive geothermal heating and cooling system that reduced energy usage by 75% during the first winter. The building also makes use of solar water heating units.

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Sloane House


The Sloane House, located on Arlington Avenue in Elmhurst, Illinois, is an outstanding example of Prairie School architecture. It was designed in 1909 by Walter Burley Griffin for William B. and Jennette R. Sloane. The house is also an example of what Griffin scholar Paul Sprague has called Griffin’s “first style,” which typically have light colored stucco walls with dark horizontal and vertical boards, casement windows grouped horizontally as well as a relatively steeply pitched roof. For the past 30+ years, the home has been owned by the same family, who recently donated a preservation easement to Landmarks Illinois in order to protect the property. Listing for this property can be found through Tom Makinney of @properties.

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imperiled historic buildings for sale

The following listings include imperiled historic buildings for sale. Some have been included on the Landmarks Illinois Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois list. These real estate listings have been submitted to Landmarks Illinois. Landmarks Illinois disclaims any responsibility for statements made by the sellers.

Maywood Home for Soldiers’ Widows

224 N. First Ave., Maywood

The Village of Maywood is seeking a developer/buyer to rehabilitate and reuse this historic 1924 Georgian Revival-style structure on a prime corner for redevelopment. Originally designed for Civil War soldiers’ widows and vacant since 2003, this building was included on Landmarks Illinois’ 2012 Most Endangered Historic Places in Ilinois list. Landmarks Illinois recently completed a reuse study for the building that recommends its redevelopment with adjacent village-owned vacant land. For more information, contact assistant village manager David Myers at (708) 450-6301.

U.S. Marine Hospital

1304 Park Avenue, Galena

Listed on Landmarks Illinois’ 2014 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois, the U.S. Marine Hospital is for sale as part of eleven acres of land in Galena. Constructed in 1859 as part of a nationally significant federal health care initiative for United States sailors, this is one of only two pre-Civil War marine hospitals remaining on the inland waterway system. The other is in Kentucky and has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

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