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Oak Park River Forest Museum

Cicero Firehouse No. 2

Address

129 Lake St.

Neighborhood

Oak Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 16: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 17: Closed

Family Friendly Photography Permitted Washrooms Available

Architect

William J. Van Keuren, 1898

Website

oprfmuseum.org

Description

This historic firehouse--originally known as the Cicero Firehouse No.2--is now home to the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest, which completed a painstaking interior restoration and transformation funded privately by residents of the communities. More than a century of false ceilings, deteriorated drywall and asbestos floor tiles were removed to reveal the original Georgia-pine ceilings, walls and floors. The new museum and research center is a community gathering place with exhibits, programs and archival documents on two floors.

Visitor Experience

Masks are required for all visitors.