Evanston is one of the North Shore communities that adjoin Lake Michigan. In 1851 a group of Methodist business leaders formed Northwestern University on several hundred acres purchased from a local farmer. They hoped their university would attain high standards of intellectual excellence. These founders submitted a plan for a city named Evanston, after one of their leaders, John Evans. The request was granted in 1857. It is also known as “Heavenston” due to its strong Methodist influence of its founders.
The city features works of many prominent architects, especially near the lakefront. The largest employer by far is Northwestern University.
Evanston growth was fueled largely by its easy access to rail transit and is still connected to Chicago by the CTA, purple line.
The picture you see on top is a Historically Correct Roof Restoration we completed in Evanston. The story is well documented and we encourage you to visit the page to learn more about our specialty.
We recently put on a New Slate Roof for a home in Evanston, IL. We had to use Like In Kind Slate in order to ensure the roof maintained its appearance for a Historic District Necessity. The story too is well documented and we encourage you to also visit the page to learn more.
Locals may see the team from Ryan Restorations at Custards Last Stand or Whole Foods at lunch time.
For more information on the area, please visit The City of Evanston website here.