Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: March 25, 2022
On March 25, the Westmont Historical Society, the Village of Westmont, and the Westmont Chamber of Commerce attended a dedication ceremony to honor The Framemakers, 10 N. Cass Avenue, as the first recipient of the Westmont Historical Society Historical Marker Program.
“It’s the honor of the Westmont Historical Society to award the charter plaque of this initiative to Barb Latzel and The Framemakers,” said Westmont Historical Society Board Member and Plaque Program Coordinator Tom Smith. “Barb has supported our organization in many ways over the years and we greatly appreciate her support.” It was stated that Latzel and The Framemakers have taken great care to restore and maintain many of the historical and original features of the building.
“Framemakers is the perfect location for this first historical marker as a continuation of the Village’s 100th Anniversary Celebration from last year, but also because this building was built in 1922, therefore celebrating its 100th birthday this year,” added Westmont Historical Society's Museum Curator Alice Krampits.
The building at 10 N. Cass Avenue was originally the location of Werth’s Hardware and then later became a Ben Franklin Five & Dime Store. A Discount K store was at this location for a short time before being vacant and then renovated into its current business occupant, The Framemakers, which has been at this location since 2002.
Krampits stated that the architectural style of the building is from the Classical Revival era of 1895 to 1935. The style has a Greek/Roman influence including columns and geometric forms. The building also features cut limestone and green granite below the front windows.
Congratulations to The Framemakers regarding this distinction and historical dedication. To learn more about this program, visit the Westmont Historical Society website.
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