Category: Aurora

Stolp Woolen Mill Store (1860) - Aurora, Illinois

The Stolp Woolen Mill Store (2 W Downer Place)  is another building built by Joseph G. Stolp. I walk passed it, while going to the River’s Edge Café, together with the senior I visit every week. The store was constructed to sell goods that were not shipped elsewhere. If you walk passed it, I suggest to... Read more »

The Roundhouse (1856) - Aurora Illinois

The Roundhouse is the oldest building in Aurora that I will write about. On February 12, 1849 Lorenzo D. Brady, member of the Illinois legislature of Kane County, established the Aurora Branch Rail Road.  A. C. Gibson, Benjamin Hackney, Charles Hoyt and Stephen Gale helped him and they became the first management team. The limestone... Read more »