Event from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Community Room at the St. Charles Public Library. Register on the St. Charles Public Library Website.
Join Dr. Steven Smunt of the St. Charles Historic Preservation Commission for an exploration of historic homes around St. Charles.
St. Charles contains an excellent collection of historic houses from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Buildings in the historic districts are known for their quality of construction & craftsmanship.
Many are over 100 years old and if properly maintained will last indefinitely. Dr. Steve Smunt, of the St. Charles Historic Preservation Commission, will share his experiences in preservation and cover the following topics on old houses:
Why we love our old houses
The process of obtaining landmark status: A case study of the Emma Durant-Lane house
Plaque programs, organizational and official
The historic preservation movement in St. Charles