City of Joliet names two buildings ‘historic landmarks’

City of Joliet names two buildings ‘historic landmarks’

Two new buildings have been added to the local historic landmarks by the City of Joliet. The buildings have got the historic designation. The first building is an Italianate style house located at 600 North Broadway Street. The house was built approximately in 1872. Simon Hausser, a stonemason, built the house for his family. He was the operator of a quarry that was located just south of his house.

The house has a cross-gable roofline with arch-topped windows. A single light transom reflects the Italianate style of the house. The entry door of the house is narrow, paneled, and tall. Hausser was the leading German citizen of the city at that time. Hausser is also known as one of the first building contractors of the City of Joliet. He supervised the construction of several stone buildings in the City. He served as the supervisor of the construction of the county jail.

Hausser was an expert in the construction of stone buildings. He also supervised the construction of St. John’s Church and Old St. Joseph’s Hospital. The Old St. Joseph’s Hospital has been demolished. He played a great role in the establishment of St. John’s Catholic Church. He served as the alderman of Third Ward. He was the part of the several commissions of the City of Joliet.

The second building is a Queen Anne style house that was built approximately in 1889 at 512 McDonough Street. It is a clapboard-sided, gable front-and-wing house. The available maps and the city directories suggest that it was the first house that was built in this block. Charles L. Young is the first resident of the house, according to the documentation. Young was a worker of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad. The house is located at the earliest settlement area of the St. Pat’s Neighborhood.

You are advised to visit for getting more information about the historic landmarks of the City of Joliet.

Managing editor of the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
Joliet City Hall to Reopen for Public
Effective Monday, January 25, 2021, Joliet City Hall will reopen to the public for in-person
Joliet appoints Lieutenant Dawn Malec as new Interim Chief of Police
Lieutenant Dawn Malec has been appointed as the Interim Chief of Police of the Joliet
City of Joliet Appoints James V. Capparelli to City Manager
The City of Joliet City Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. James
City Council of Joliet announces official reopening of North Chicago Street
The City Council of the City of Joliet has announced the official reopening of North
2020 City of Champions Cup All-Stars Announced
The 2020 City of Champions Cup ended on Sunday as it capped off an excellent
Slammers end their City of Champions Cup with victory against NERDS Herd
The Joliet Slammers ended their City of Champions Cup campaign on a high note with
City of Champions Cup Individual Tickets on Sale
The wait is over Baseball fans. Individual tickets for the City of Champions Cup are
Joliet will soon see Baseball again
Frontier League announced today that the Championship season is suspended for the remainder of 2020.
Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk release statement related to protests over Floyd’s death
Bob O’Dekirk, the mayor of the City of Joliet, released his statement related to the
Rep. Manley encourages local families to participate in census
State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is encouraging local families to participate in census as they