The Foundation for the Preservation of Flossmoor History was created to bring the Flossmoor community together, past and present, to celebrate our distinct history and understand how it shapes our promising future. And soon, we will have a home…
The Wagner Building
The Wagner Building is Flossmoor’s oldest commercial building. Located at the corner of Flossmoor Road and Leavitt Avenue, it was built in 1889 and was home to A.L. Wagner & Co. Real Estate. The Wagner’s were one of the “founding families’’ of Flossmoor. They built the Civic Center, which became the hub of downtown Flossmoor and the central business district.
Al Wagner recently donated the building to the Foundation for the Preservation of Flossmoor History with the hopes we can restore it and create a space for the community to learn about our history, gather with neighbors, and promote the arts.
This is your opportunity to get involved and create a vibrant and unique space for our community, not to mention save a landmark. Be part of Flossmoor history and help bring this project to life!
We’re looking for monetary donations and artifacts that tell the history of Flossmoor. Some of the categories we’re looking to highlight are our Indian roots, inhabitants prior to 1923, historic homes and diverse architectural styles, the importance of education, the influence of golf, the success and strengths of an integrated community, prominent residents, and other ideas you may have!
Monetary donations may be made to the “Foundation for the Preservation of Flossmoor History”:
Via Check mailed to the Foundation at P.O. Box 94, Flossmoor, IL 60422
Via Venmo at @flossmoorhistory
Via PayPal at [email protected]
To donate artifacts or join the effort, please contact us at [email protected]
**The Foundation for the Preservation of Flossmoor History is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 87-4278282.**
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