Preservation keeps history alive. Please explore some historic buildings fulfilling their original purpose or through adaptive reuse. The address link goes to the location on google maps.
126 N Wright St: Circa. 1917, this craftsman home was built for P. E. Kroehler, the head of Kroehler Manufacturing Company and two-time mayor. In the 1950s it became part of North Central College and later part or Little Friends campus. With its sale in 2020, it will be redeveloped as a 2-unit town home.
1025 Aurora Ave: The James Gregson Wright Home was built in 1847, but is better known as "Wil-o-way Manor" after it was purchased by the Polivka family in the 1940s. In 1990 it was renovated into the tapas restaurant, Meson Sabika.
34 S Washington St: In 1909 Naperville residents raised more than $26,000 in 15 days for the construction of the Kroehler YMCA. The cornerstone was set on Memorial Day 1910, and the YMCA opened to the public 10 months later.