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City of Homes moves to get Berwyn on National Register

Published: Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 2:55 p.m. CST

BERWYN - There's a movement afoot to put Berwyn in its place – a place on the National Register of Historic Places.

A campaign to fund the nomination of what's known as the "Heart of Berwyn Neighborhood" to the National Register of Historic Places will begin Oct. 5, and will be led by the City of Homes Organization, Inc.

This second annual CoHo Fundraiser features food, an open bar, music and a silent auction. The event will also showcase one of Berwyn’s finest historic homes.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to conduct the research and assessments necessary to initiate the nomination process.

Tickets to the event are $50 and can be purchased online at

The “Heart of Berwyn Neighborhood,” located between Harlem and Ridgeland Avenues and Cermak Road and the Depot District, has been recommended for historic designation by the city of Berwyn’s Comprehensive Plan. If nominated, the district will be one of the largest bungalow districts on the National Register.

The City of Homes Organization, Inc., is an Illinois nonprofit corporation that is dedicated to promoting the preservation, redevelopment, adaptive reuse and continued viability of Berwyn’s historic housing stock.

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