Flossmoor, Illinois

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Overview
The Village of Flossmoor, Illinois, was incorporated in June 1924. The vote was the result of a movement that began in the furnace room of the new Leavitt Avenue school, where the men gathered for a "smoke" during a PTA dinner. At the time of incorporation, the population of Flossmoor was 265 and the Village encompassed almost two square miles. The settlement of Flossmoor, leading up to incorporation, was the outgrowth of three distinct movements. German immigrants fleeing political upheaval in the 1840s were the first European settlers in the area. The commercial ventures of the Illinois Central Railroad make up the second significant factor in the development of Flossmoor. The Flossmoor train depot was, and is, the hub of Flossmoor. The extension of the train line and the settlement of Flossmoor had one final impetus—golf! This year, the Flossmoor Country Club celebrates its 100th anniversary, still nestled in the original neighborhoods of Flossmoor with street names bearing witness to the founders' love of golf, including Evans, Caddy, Bunker, Brassie, and Hagen.
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ISBN: 9780738501833
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Since its incorporation, the community has evolved into an area with a charming downtown, lovely churches, stately homes in neighborhoods dotted with flowering trees, and expansive golf courses and parks. Along with its historic train station, the Tudor-style Civic Center in downtown Flossmoor gives the Village its signature look. Residents and visitors of all ages will delight in this visual journey through Flossmoor's past.