1014 Central Local Landmark House
SAVE THE HOUSE!
Help save the local landmark house in Highland Park IL. 1014 Central Avenue. The house was built by William Witten in 1894. He was a master craftsman and specialized in intricate woodwork especially flooring. Some of the floors of this house were designed for the 1893 Columbian Exposition dance floor and others created specifically as a showcase of his abilities for customers. After the Fair was over, the dance floor was returned to Mr. Witten for use in the home.
The house is a local landmark, but a developer has purchased many surrounding houses to build a senior center. Those have been removed. The developer wants to tear down 1014 Central and save some of the flooring to frame in the senior center. The issue is that the house is a landmark and protected status and so highland park city officials need to protect it, but they are looking for a loop hole to take the landmark status away and tear down the house. The house is in great condition so this is a travesty.
Please save the house. The next meeting is at Highland Park City Hall on March 14th 2nd floor. The meeting begins at 7:30. Please sign the petition.