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The Curious Curator – More stories on Old Nichols

Last month, in preparation for new construction, developer Dwight Avram removed the Mid-Century Modern addition to the old Nichols Library. According to the board...

Old Nichols is listed as one of 13 ‘Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois’ for 2018

Above / Old Nichols is locally landmarked and in a National Register district in downtown Naperville. However, the landmark status only protects the structure’s main...

Old Nichols Schedule of Demolition Update with Photos

Above / Find architectural and historic value in preserving the original footprint and exterior of the 1898 Nichols Library, pictured here with Veterans Valor,...

Exactly one year ago news spread about sale of Old Nichols for redevelopment

Above / The Old Nichols Library property, along the gateway to downtown Naperville, is prepared for demolition of the 1960s addition to begin April...

NCTV17 Video: Old Nichols to Move?

After receiving landmark status in September, the Old Nichols Library could soon also have a new home. Owners of the Old Nichols Library say they are in talks to move the historic library to Naper Settlement - a move that will require approval from Naperville's Historic Preservation Commission.

Old Nichols’ story dates back to 1895, timeline continues after Naperville City Council grants landmark status

UPDATE, Feb. 14, 2019 / This week folks who subscribe to the monthly magazine for "Landmarks Illinois" received the latest edition. The back side...

The Curious Curator – Saving Old Nichols

Last month’s Naperville City Council decision to landmark the Old Nichols Library will long be remembered as one of the most significant victories for...

Sunset after the rain brings to light beauty of Old Nichols and Veterans’ Valor

Above / The Old Nichols Library building glistens in the sunset on October 7, 2017. (Photo by Gail Diedrichsen)  On September 22, the Old...

A very recent history of Old Nichols Library leads to City Council Sept. 19, 2017

Above / Thanks for getting to know about the covenants that protect Old Nichols Library. Visit the location at 110 S. Washington as the...

Greetings to PN – Old Nichols / Vol. 17, No. 1 / Sept. 2017

Above / This month Old Nichols Library will be 119 years old! Old Nichols opened on September 22, 1898, when Naperville had 2,200 residents....

Save Old Nichols group prepares for Historic Preservation Commission

Above / Architect Christopher B. McCoy, AIA - McCoy Architects LLC, Lexington, Kentucky, provided renderings of what the property where Old Nichols Library stands could look like...

‘Save Old Nichols’ group will host open house on Aug. 14

Can the old Nichols Library be saved? Should it? How? These questions and more will be discussed at an informational meeting from 7 to 8:30PM...

What does the Old Nichols Library say to you? Public hearing reset for Sept. 6

Above / Signs of the times remind residents that a four-story, mixed-use development has been proposed for the old Nichols Library at 110 S. Washington Street...

Naperville Heritage Society issues statement on redevelopment of Old Nichols Library

Above / A four-story, mixed-use development has been proposed for the old Nichols Library located since 1898 at 110 S. Washington Street in Naperville. The...

Community Open House will present proposed concepts for old Nichols Library redevelopment

Above / A Community Open House slated for May 16 invites Naperville residents to review concepts for downtown development at the site of a...

Businessman, soldier, first fire marshal, village trustee, treasurer, and mayor

Willard Scott Jr. was born October 9, 1835, the son of Willard Scott Sr. and Caroline Hawley, in the Stephen J. Scott Settlement. The...

Public invited to provide input on Nichols Library parking deck project

Above / Check out Nichols Library parking deck plans finished and denied in 2008, back for review from 4:30 to 8:30PM Tues., March 8,...

Riverwalk Reflections, 21-30, help tell a 40-year-old story

Above / This view from Eagle Street where the Riverwalk begins to venture west toward its final destination at the Jefferson Street Bridge is...

Riverwalk Reflections, 11-20, help tell a 40-year-old story

Above / No matter what the season, the Naperville Riverwalk welcomes all ages to discover a natural treasure along the West Branch of the...

Recycle old crayons by donating them to Community Access Naperville

Above / Find the bin pictured here downstairs in the Children's Services Area at Nichols Library in downtown Naperville. All colors of bits and...

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