611 East Westminster Road

Year of award: 
1994
Award category: 
Preservation

The present owners of this house know little of its history or of its original and other previous owners.  The fact that the building has survived in beautiful condition for nearly 140 years testifies to the fact that it has been loved dearly by all who thoughtfully cared for it over the years. The house is typical of homes built by Lake Forest's founders, such as the Holt and Thompson houses across Sheridan Road from Lake Forest College.