319 North Washington Street - Single Family Residence
This simple house was constructed in 1870 by O.J. Stough, one of the Village's founding members and a local land developer. The house originally stood at the northwest corner of Hickory and Garfield Streets. It was moved to its current site in the late 1890's. The house has had at least two additions, the most recent of which was completed in 1993. The building is a fine example of the vernacular ("farmhouse") style that was common in Illinois in the late 19th Century, with its three-rooms-down and three-rooms-up floor plan, balloon framing, a raised rubble-stone foundation, a steeply pitched roof, and deep overhanging eaves.
This was first single-family residence to be landmarked.
Please contact the Village Planner at (630) 789-7030 with any questions and for assistance in designating your home as a landmark.