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This article appeared in the October 12, 1923 issue of the "LaGrange Citizen" newspaper


 Wesemann Land North of North Avenue And East of Fifth Sold to Chicago Real Estate Firm

 One of the most important real estate transactions in several years was the sale of the Wesemann farm land in LaGrange Park, lying between North avenue and the Nielsen greenhouse.  There are about twenty-six acres in the tract and it is understood that it sold for $1,950 an acre.

The D. S. McQuiston firm, real estate agent and subdividers in Chicago, has purchased the property and it is their intention to subdivide it and place it on the market just as soon as possible.  The land is all within the village of LaGrange Park, so there will probably be no delay in having the subdivision accepted. 


 Quite a tract of land along Salt creek have been purchased by the Forest Preserve from F. J. Meyer.  There are about twenty-seven acres in the tract which lies on both sides of Salt creek and the members of the Forest Preserve felt it was very desirable to have this beautiful wooded stretch along the creek.

A still larger tract has been acquired by the Forest Preserve in the Collins property just east of Wolf road.  There are 290 acres in this property and is a piece of land that the county has been trying to get for a long time.  The purchase has also been authorized of twenty acres on Thirty-first street, west of LaGrange Park from Louis Mandel.

These deals give the Forest Preserve practically all the land along Salt creek from the DuPage county line to the DesPlaines river.  There are a few small pieces that will be condemned if the commission does not get together with the owners in the near future.

This article appeared in the October 12, 1923 issue of the "LaGrange Citizen" newspaper

Last Modified:  01/20/2004