Sister House at 500 South Pine Street

500 South Pine Street

Pine Manor’s sister home was built by Alex Lonnquest in 1930 during the crash. Lonnquist subsequently declared bankruptcy in 1931. This would have been one of the last homes he built which is still standing.

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Pine Manor’s Builder Axel Lonnquist – 1929

The three bedroom 1- 1/2 Bath Dutch Colonial 401 South Pine Street Mt. Prospect, IL was built by Axel Lonnquist in the style of The Van Jean Sears Honor Built Homes: 1928. 

The above photo of Mount Prospect, Illinois was taken on June 13, 1929. The view is looking southwest, toward Pine Manor from Northwest Highway, down Main Street and Lincoln Street.

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Mount Prospect’s First Developer

Ever wonder where the ‘MOUNT’ is in Mt. Prospect, Illinois?

Although Mount Prospect is noted for being a farming community started by German immigrants, it was actually two Irish men, Owen Rooney and Walter Burke, who first arrived here. The village was named by its first developer, Ezra C Eggleston. He called it MOUNT because, at 665ft about sea level, the village has the highest elevation in Cook County and PROSPECT because he felt that it was a promising area to settle. It is interesting to note that Mr. Eggleston never lived in Mount Prospect.

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Boorman, Coughlin, and Forde Real Estate in Mt. Prospect Obtain Property for Busse Family – 1928

Warrant to: William Busse married to Dina Busse, of the village of Mt. Prospect, County of Cook

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The Route 83 S-Curves, a Piece of Mount Prospect History

Plat of Dedication for Public Highway in Section 12. Township 41 North, Range 11 East Third Principal Meridian, in the Village of Mt. Prospect. 

Cook County Illinois, Recorder of Deeds, Plat 7675908 July 25, 1922 William Busse, Jr Notary Public

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George Meier Dies – 1952

First Owner of Pine Manor

As reported in the Daily Herald on Friday, December 5, 1952

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 5, for George Meier, 86, 123 School St., Mount Prospect, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mount Prospect, at 2 p.m. Rev. J. E. A. Mueller will officiate. Interment St. John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Elk Grove. He is in state at Black’s Memorial Home.

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