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Welcome Blue Island’s “New” Landmarks

The Bungalow Chef Mike Mech hosted an Appreciation Brunch in honor of our newest Landmark homeowners. These owners have nominated their homes for Local Landmark status – their designation honors significant architectural or local history. The following homes were recognized: Tribune Prize Home 1946 – 12020 Maple Ave The Parsonage – 12602 Greenwood Ave Dohrman House – 12811 Greenwood Ave ... Read More »

Cavalcade of Pride 2009 winners

The Blue Island Historic Preservation Commission, along with the Blue Island Historical Society and The Forum, celebrated this year’s Cavalcade of Pride winners on Saturday, September 19, at a banquet held at Memorial Park Field House.  This event offers an opportunity for Blue Islanders from every ward to be recognized for the wonderful efforts you make to keep our community strong and beautiful.  ... Read More »

Heimbach House = Driehaus Winner!

A big Blue Island CONGRATS to Tom Hawley and Tom Mantel for being honored with the most prestigious historic preservation award in the state: Landmarks Illinois’ Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award.  Mr. Hawley and Mr. Mantel are being recognized for the amazing restoration of the Dr. Aaron Heimbach House.  Designed by architect Bertand Goldberg (of Marina City fame) and ... Read More »

Blue Island Architectural Walking Tour

The Blue Island Historical Society invites you to the 2nd in a continuing series of walking tours through historic Blue Island. This 2.5 hour tour is hosted by Mike Wolski, a lifelong Chicago Southsider, historic preservation expert and architectural historian. The afternoon includes a stop at remnants of the original Stony Creek, plus a peek inside two historic buildings, where refreshments will be served. Bring your walking ... Read More »