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Re: [CBQ] Highlands Depot

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Subject: Re: [CBQ] Highlands Depot
From: "Richard Townsend via" <>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 10:59:47 -0800
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 
> example).
> 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 
> costs.
> I intend to give a copy of my digital book to the local historical societies 
> and libraries along the line as well as the is a non-commercial 
> project.
> Charlie Vlk
>> On Nov 25, 2020, at 10:17 AM, William Barber <clipperw@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Ken,
>> 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 
>> need.
>> Bill Barber
>> Gravois Mills, MO

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