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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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.
Continue reading Pine Manor’s Builder Axel Lonnquist – 1929
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.
Continue reading Mount Prospect’s First Developer
Yearly Income of $700? Compare then to now with Sears 1929 Kit Home Catalog. If you had to buy a house in the 20s what would you have paid?
Continue reading 100 Years – An Interesting Comparison
420 S. Pine St. – Axel Lonnquist model home
The City of Progress. Mount Prospect, Illinois
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In 1953 Julius F. Elman and his wife purchased the home from William T Mott. Mott was a past city trustee and chairman of DAMP which was the city’s water project.
Continue reading Pine Manor Owner Julius F. Elman – 1953
First Owner of Pine Manor
As reported in the Daily Herald on Friday, December 5, 1952
Continue reading George Meier Dies – 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.