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Oak Park River Forest Museum

Cicero Firehouse No. 2

This is an archived listing.


129 Lake St.


Oak Park


William J. Van Keuren, 1898



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.

Archived In

2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019 , 2021