Historical Sites


The 2021 Historic Sites Program & Plaque Presentation, “Around the Corner Plaquing”, will be held on Sunday, November 7th at 2pm.

After the hiatus of 2020, we will be awarding plaques to four homes in West Dundee. Three of them are in the block bordered by Second and Third Streets and Oregon Avenue and Liberty Street.

At 219 South Third Street stands the William Oatman house, a handsome three-story red brick structure.

In the 200-block of South Second Street are two sizable frame homes. And in the 300-block of South Second is a large brick four-square which boasts porches on both the main and second floors.

All four houses date between 1904 and 1918 and are carefully maintained to perpetuate their original appearance.

All area residents are invited to attend this recognition program to learn about some of the earlier residents of Dundee Township, popular structure styles of the past, and ways to keep or restore their homes to the original architectural design.

The program will be held at the Historical Society Museum. There will be no admission charge, donations are graciously accepted.

For more information, call the museum at 847-428-6996.

Each November the Historic Sites Committee searches out historic sites and buildings in the area that are at least 100-years-old and worthy of special preservation recognition.   Property owners, along with members of the committee, research the property and information about its original owners.

Plaques are awarded to sites of historical significance and “to foster appreciation of and to educate us about our built environment and our heritage”.  Research is done by committee members as well as homeowners and community members.

All area residents are invited to participate in our “House Plaque” recognition program.  Attending a plaque presentation is a unique way to learn about some of the earlier residents of Dundee Township, popular structure styles of the past, and ways to keep or restore homes to the original architectural design.

To receive a list of criteria determining this local recognition, residents should contact the Historic Sites Chairperson, Jack Wendt, at 847-428-6996 send an email inquiry

For further information, phone 847-428-6996


  1. Hi Jack, we spoke on the phone this morning the need for historical photo’s of the existing East Dundee village hall at 120 Barrington Ave. I would need your help in reviewing the exterior of the building including the tower/cupola. Would you have some photo’s? Thanks, Steve 815 444 8444

  2. Steve,
    I have forwarded your message to Jack today.

  3. Barbara Walters

    We live at 1801 Hillcrest Drive in Sleepy Hollow. We have lived here 28 1/2 years. We are in the Manor 4 section, Parcel number 03-21-377-003
    I cannot fine it in the Plat Books. I can find section 6 but not 1 thru 5. I know it was built in 1956-1956 but can find no other information it or about the builder or architect. Do you have any suggestions?

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