Farmhouse

In the 1850s farmers started to settle in what would become Western Springs. They built simple farm houses, many in the gable front and wing style. This style , which was common in rural areas of the Midwest and the Northeast, incorporates a side gabled wing added at a right angle to a gable front plan. A shed roofed porch was typically placed within the L shape made by the two wings.

4344 Grand Avenue (pre 1871) home of one of WS founding fathers

4344 Grand Avenue (pre 1871) home of one of WS founding fathers

4356 Grand Avenue (1871) home of designer of the WS Water Tower, Benezette Williams

4356 Grand Avenue (1871) home of designer of the WS Water Tower, Benezette Williams

4608 Wolf Road (1885)

4608 Wolf Road (1885)