The Village of Hoffman Estates: An Atypical Suburb

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Established in 1955 by home builder and entrepreneur Jack Hoffman and incorporated in 1959, the Village of Hoffman Estates has flourished into one of the largest suburbs in Northeast Illinois. In this commemorative history celebrating fifty years of the Village, Cheryl Lemus uncovers the unique character and spirit that emerged as Hoffman Estates grew from an isolated farmland where residents woke to the sounds of cows mooing into a modern vibrant suburb with a strong business and residential community. What started out as a typical neighborhood development has today blossomed into an atypical suburb, defying stereotypical expectations and conventions.
ISBN: 9781596298071
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Illinois
Series: Brief History
Images: 67
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Cheryl Lemus is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Northern Illinois University. She has been commissioned by the Village of Hoffman Estates to write the commemorative history for the Village's 50th anniversary. She is also adjuncting as a history instructor at Aurora University and William Rainey Harper College and peer reviewing for the NeoAmericanist. In the past, she was also Senior Associate Editor for Southern Historian and served as the Historic Preservation Coordinator for the City of Elgin, where she documented historic buildings and administered the grant program. Lemus has presented her work at many historical conferences and is a member of the Organization of American Historians. Since 2003, she has been an active member of various History committees at NIU.
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