Pine Manor is a 1920’s Dutch Colonial style home and garden perfect for your private elopement or small wedding of up to 30 guests.Continue reading Charming 1920’s Fireplace
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.Continue reading Pine Manor Owners
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.
Read more about PinePERKS here.Continue reading Mrs. P & Me Restaurant and Bar
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.
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.Continue reading Development around Pine Manor in the 1920’s
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.”Continue reading Mount Prospect Newspaper, Journal & Topics, Reports on Pine Manor
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.Continue reading Sister House at 500 South Pine Street
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