The Village is considering removing its iconic horse trough from the brick island in the center of Main Street and replacing it with either an obilisk-shaped brick structure bearing the name of the village or a replica of the cupola on the Civic Center. To see the drawings click here (pdf). For more information on the horse trough click here (pdf).
The horse trough was designated a village landmark in 2012. It is possible that it would be placed somewhere else in the village if removed from the downtown. If you would like to comment on this, please email the village manager, Mark Franz, firstname.lastname@example.org. and/or the village president, Mark Pfefferman, email@example.com
The McKee House Coalition
Last summer, in response to the potential demolition of the original WPA-built headquarters and superintendant’s residence of the DuPage County Forest Preserve, a large coalition of preservationists, government organizations and residents came together in support of saving this remarkable piece of Illinois history. Dedicated in 1936 to the residents of DuPage County by the Works Progress Administration, the stately Colonial Revival headquarters/residence, shop and well house were constructed of Naperville limestone by CCC relief workers.
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Preservationists have long been recommending that care be taken when removing lead paint and asbestos during restoration work. New EPA rules are finally in place and, while contractors may grumble about the inconvenience, this is a good thing. Contractors who work on pre-1978 homes will need to take a short certification class that applies to lead paint removal. While some contractors have always taken precautions, all will now be required to follow lead-containment procedures. Homeowners who are doing their own work do not need certification but must also follow the EPA's lead removal rules. Many in the construction industry were caught off-guard by these new health-protection policies, so if you are having work done that will disturb old paint, be sure your contractor is qualified to do the work.
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