I doubt there was a requirement for building permits back in 1904, but maybe
there was. I suggest also asking about any post-construction permits such as
for renovations or remodeling, electrical or plumbing, “change of use”, etc.
also check the tax assessor records for that address.
> On Nov 25, 2020, at 10:49 AM, Charlie Vlk <cvlk@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Mike and George
> As part of my research into the Aurora-Chicago Q history I am interested in
> all of the East End structures.
> The history of the stops on the line is not well documented as to when they
> were established and the succession of depots (West Lyons/Stone Avenue for
> I have pieced together some places (often finding info that the local HS do
> not know about!) but some (like Douglas Park) I’ve not been able to find
> much. There are about a half dozen stops that most have never heard of that
> came to light as well.
> Recently through the ICC Valuation disk from the BRHS Archives a build date
> of 1904 surfaced for the Highlands depot.
> Ken started drawing it up and the Q drawing is poor (likely all generated
> from the same photostat that I got from the Building and Bridges Department
> “back in the day”).
> I am interested in drawing it up in 3D and have good photos to reproduce the
> stone and brick accurately.
> It occurred to me that Hinsdale might have information on it from the permit
> process...maybe even a copy of the construction documents or at least
> confirmation of the build date and architect.
> George, if you could make a call being a village taxpayer to see if the
> building department have anything in their archives it might add to the
> historical record. I will be glad to cover any reproduction and mailing
> I intend to give a copy of my digital book to the local historical societies
> and libraries along the line as well as the BRHS...it is a non-commercial
> Charlie Vlk
>> On Nov 25, 2020, at 10:17 AM, William Barber <clipperw@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> If Mike Dunning is able to help you, BRHS member George Kanary lives right
>> next door to the Highlands depot and might be able to assist. I have one of
>> the Magnuson kits, but I don’t know if the instructions include the
>> dimensions. I could make some measurement, however, if you can tell what you
>> Bill Barber
>> Gravois Mills, MO
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