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Des Plaines History Center

781 Pearson Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016
The Kinder House (1907) at the Des Plaines History Center

The Kinder House (1907) at the Des Plaines History Center.

Photo credit: By Dphc (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Des Plaines History Center is a non-profit organization that collects donated artifacts and documents that are accessible to the public through research facilities, exhibits, and public programs. It contains an archival collection, and includes the Kinder House Museum, built in 1907 by Benjamin F. Kinder, owner of a hardware store. The significance of the Kinder House comes from its past inhabitants and architectural style. It was viewed as an example of a late, modified style of Queen Anne architecture. Along with the Kinder House, the Des Plaines History Center offers a regular schedule of temporary exhibits.

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