Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Kenilworth Falling

This month's Preservation Online magazine talks about how Kenilworth, IL, a wealthy Chicago suburb, is losing many of its historic homes to tear downs. Here's an excerpt:

A neoclassical mansion designed by Daniel Burnham in 1896 could be demolished this summer in the Kenilworth, Ill., a Chicago suburb with no zoning ordinances to protect its many historic houses.

Last week, the new owners of a house designed by Prairie school architect George Maher, who lived in Kenilworth and designed about 40 houses there, tore down the structure to make way for a new house.

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