Rev Pam’s Story

Weddings Held In a Private Home, a Tradition Created by Mr Busse Himself!

Rev Pam is a retired agency producer, and Interfaith wedding officiant, and began marring couples at their wedding locations almost 35 years ago. Rev Pam travels a 5 state area to perform both legal and spiritual marriage ceremonies, Same Sex Commitment ceremonies, and legal Pagan Handfastings.

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Same Sex Welcome! LGBTQ Weddings at Historic Pine Manor

Rev Pam has been Serving the LGBTQ community since… ALWAYS! Proud to be one of the first and most active participants in equal rights of marriage. And, as always, proudly serving the pagan and Muslim Islamic communities too!

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Pine Manor Owners

Through property deeds and Cook County records we have the current land property ownership timeline for Pine Manor. We know the home was built in 1929 and was finished that August. 

Dated June 13, 1929, this picture shows the second floor of Pine Manor being built
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Mrs. P & Me Restaurant and Bar

Mrs P & Me has a long history in the Mt Prospect area.  This 1920’s restaurant and bar has been serving residents for nearly 100 years. Now. Mrs. P and Me has partnered with Rev Pam to offer a special discount to all of her wedding couples and their guests for dinner and after party events.

Mrs. P and Me is Pine Manor’s wedding partner for dinner and after party events – 15% off for Rev Pam’s couples!

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The Van Jean Then and Now

The Van Jean Sears Honor Bilt Homes: 1928

PINE MANOR’s Building Plans
The Van Jean is an unusually well arranged Dutch Colonial house. It has many special features not generally found in houses of this price. It has a charming entrance that gives an atmosphere of welcome. It has Colonial windows with divided lights above and one light below. Add to this the white siding and contrasting red or green roof with the red brick chimney and you have a home that is sure to charm the most critical.

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Development around Pine Manor in the 1920’s

When researching Pine Manor’s history, Reverend Pam ran across a Daily Herald article from 2014 about the annual Mount Prospect holiday house walk.  The homes chosen that year were in the Pine Manor neighborhood. The article points out a few cool things.

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Mount Prospect Newspaper, Journal & Topics, Reports on Pine Manor

In an article published Thursday, July 28, 2016, Journal & Topics Reporter Diana Leane reports about the history of Pine Manor and its significance as an in-home small business today. “The home dually serves as a wedding chapel” Leane reports, “where Magnuson, a reverend, marries couples in the parlor. Staying true to the home’s history, Magnuson designed the backyard and its garden with the 1920s in mind.”

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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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