History in Beverly
Vintage Restaurants

9233 South Western Avenue

Original Rainbow Cone

Joseph Sapp was an orphan from Ohio who worked as a Buick mechanic and dreamed of opening an ice cream shop.  He made that dream a reality in 1926 when he opened the “Original Rainbow Cone Lodge” with his wife, Katherine.  His vision was to liberate ice cream lovers from the standard options of chocolate and vanilla.  He succeeded. 

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History in Beverly
National Landmarks

10410 south hoyne avenue

American system-built homes: Guy C. Smith House

These two homes were part of a collection designed by Frank Lloyd Wright between 1912 and 1916.  Wright wanted the homes to be beautiful and affordable.  They are two-story, single-family units.  The city designated the two homes as landmarks on July 13, 1994.

10541 south hoyne avenue

American system-built homes: H. Howard Hyde House

These two homes were part of a collection designed by Frank Lloyd Wright between 1912 and 1916.  Wright wanted the homes to be beautiful and affordable.  They are two-story, single-family units.  The city designated the two homes as landmarks on July 13, 1994.

9800-11000 blocks of south longwood drive; 10400-10700 blocks of south seeley avenue

Longwood Drive District

This historic district in beverly on the south side was designated as a landmark on november 13, 1981.  Homes of different architectural style, including carpenter gothic, queen anne, shingle, prairie school, and italianate, were built here beginning in 1873.  

9326 south pleasant avenue

William and Jessie M. Adams House

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this Prairie school style house was built in 1901.  It was designated a chicago landmark on June 16, 1994.

History in Beverly
Notorious

Intersection of 103rd Street and Western Avenue

Arrest of Tri-Color Stables Car Bomber

On June 14, 1965, George Jayne, owner of Tri-Color Stables in Palatine, asked Cheryl Lynn Rude, one of his world champion riders, to move his Cadillac so some of the farmhands could finish painting a barn.  Rude started the ignition, and a bomb detonated underneath the hood.  She was killed at the age of 22, and for more than three decades her murder remained unsolved.

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