Wilmette, a forested area with bluffs along the lakeshore, is located 14 miles North of downtown Chicago and borders Evanston to the South and Kenilworth to the North. This is in the North Shore region.
Originally inhabited by Native Americans the n early farm settlers.
In 1855 the railroad established a stop in Wilmette and that sparked the development of the village.
There were many large residences designed by distinguished local architects along brick paved streets, such as, Wright, Van Bergen, Maher, Talmadge and Watson among others.
You can’t miss the towering Baha’i Temple, on the North shore channel at the lakefront, there is one on each continent. The North shore channel (1907) was dug to reverse the flow of the Chicago river, thereby keeping Chicago’s drinking water supply clean. The soil was deposited at the lakeshore and is now Gillson park.
The middle 1990s to present have shown a trend to restore and add on to existing homes or even completely replace with larger structures.
The picture you see on top shows a recent Wilmette Copper Roof we repaired causing leak damage where we also found separate Hail Storm damage. And the picture that follows, is a closer up image of the Custom Copper Guttering we did.
You might see the team of Ryan Restoration downtown at The Chuck Wagon during lunchtime.
For more information on the area, please visit The Village of Wilmette IL website here.