When We Bought Homes from a Catalog

Many American homes were “ordered by mail, sent by rail” in the early 20th century. The concept was simple: flip through a catalog, pick out a house, mail in money. Within weeks, your brand-new home would arrive by train – ready for assembly.

Lost Landmarks: The Hot-Spots of Yesteryear

Once a building is gone, it can’t be brought back, except in our memories. Explore four treasures that left a lasting impression on our region’s identity.






Korte Architecture

35 Burdent Drive, Suite E, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (815) 444-9150 www.kortearchitecture.com

Genuine Northwest

Check out these unique locations that reflect the genuine character of Northwest Chicagoland.