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
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
420 S. Pine St. – Axel Lonnquist model home
The City of Progress. Mount Prospect, IllinoisContinue reading Country Club Neighbor