Save The Date for the WSHS 2017 House Walk!

WESTERN SPRINGS, March 22, 2017 — The Western Springs Historical Society’s biennial fundraiser returns to the Chicago suburb Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The day will be a celebration of Western Springs’ rich history and a chance to gather design and architectural inspiration. “We are thrilled with the variety of architectural styles on this year’s Walk,” said Laurel Schumm, Event Co-Chair. “The generosity of our homeowners is much appreciated by … Continue reading

Western Springs Historical Society House Walk 2015 by John Devona

Western Springs’ “Blast from the Present” Each week, our “Blast from the Past” articles describe the town’s history.  This week’s is about the present and your chance to be part of it.   Beginning in 1986 with the village’s Centennial celebration, the Western Springs Historical Society has produced a series of House Walks, each featuring a collection of the town’s residential gems. And, this year is no different. This Sunday, May 17, the Society and … Continue reading

Western Springs’ House Walk History

By John Devona There seems to be a tradition of springtime house walks in our village. But, it wasn’t always so. (Click on photos to enlarge) The Chicago Tribune’s first mention of an organized house walk in the Chicago area was in 1957. Perhaps this was because early residents were so involved in entertaining and visiting each others’ homes, there was little mystery as to how their friends and neighbors had designed and decorated their … Continue reading