Annual Public Meeting

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W. H. Edwards House, Downers Grove

Edwards House

The W. H. Edwards House at 942 Maple, Downers Grove, pictured above, is in danger of extinction. The property is being offered and tentatively has been sold for purposes of redevelopment. See the well-written articles in Suburban Life: June 26, September 9 & October 2 and in the Chicago Tribune: July 11 & September 5 for details. Pierce Downer's Heritage Alliance is hoping any redevelopment plan will include preservation and reuse of this historic home. Click here to read community opinoins about the Edwards HouseHere is a link to the "Help save 942 Maple in Downers Grove" Facebook page.   Meetings to discuss a proposed Maple Avenue Historic District will be held in Lincoln Center Room 503 at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, Sepember 30 & Wednesday, October 8. Click here for more information.

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Heritage Alliance Mission

Pierce Downer's Heritage Alliance is dedicated to preserving the natural and cultural heritage of Downers Grove. In the past, we have maintained sharp focus on the natural heritage within our community. Pierce Downer's Heritage Alliance has been instrumental in the preservation and protection of Lyman Woods, and Belmont Prairie, which continue as on-going projects.

We are now also committed to the preservation of  cultural aspects of Downers Grove, including its rich architectural heritage. We work to accomplish our mission through education as well as community outreach.

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Can you find this house in Downers Grove and why is it important?
 
(Click the image for the answer)


 

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  PDHA Annual Public Meeting
Thursday, October 23, 2014
7:00 PM, Room L10

Recreation Center
4500 Belmont Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515


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Please consider a charitable donation
to support educational activities of
Pierce Downer's Heritage Alliance.


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Click here to learn about beekeeping in Lyman Woods.

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The 1846 Blodgett House

An opportunity exists to restore the 1846 Blodgett House one of the Village's oldest houses reflecting our rich cultural heritage. PDHA supports such efforts to preserve valuable historic resources for future generations.
Click here to learn about the 1846 Blodgett House project.

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Click here to learn more about other local historic preservation activities in Downers Grove.

 
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The Village Now Has
Electronics Recycling
 
The Village of Downers Grove and Creative Recycling are offering electronics recycling on the first Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Drop-off location is in the employee parking lot at rear of Village Hall, 801 Burlington Avenue, off Curtiss Street. There volunteers accept pretty much anything you would think of as "electronics" such as computers (along with monitors, printers, etc.), VCRs, stereos, gaming consoles, televisions, and other gadgets. A longer list of acceptable and unacceptable items may be found on the Village's recycling page.



Last updated 10/20/2014