In May, Preservation Month is being celebrated in Villa Park and across America. Everyone has places that are important to them. Places they care about. Places that matter. Yes, Preservation Matters is a national campaign sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation that encourages people to celebrate the places that are meaningful to them and to their communities.
The Historical Preservation Commission presented their annual Preservation Awards at the April 22 Village Board meeting along with the reading of the official Proclamation. This year, Don and Angela Bogardus received a preservation award for their brick colonial revival house built in 1947. It is named the HORWITZ HOUSE after its first owner. Salzman Homes had built this house and many other homes in Villa Park to satisfy the housing needs of returning World War II veterans.
At the Historical Museum and you can pick up a free “self-guided” Historic Walking Tour brochure and learn about many buildings that are walking distance from the museum.
On the Village website www.invillapark.com, the Historical Preservation Commission has information about the Historic Plaquing Program and photo archives from past recipients.