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Friday, February 27, 2009

Tonning, 3281 Croisan Creek Road S, (LL)

This residence, modeled on an architect’s “dream home” that had won a blue ribbon in the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, was begun in 1935, but completed by new owners, Nels and Olga Tonning. Among the guests in their more than thirty years of hospitality were John Croisan and his wife who had lived in the old homestead on the back of the property. When their home burned down, they lived upstairs while they were building another home next door.
(Croisan-Illahe ~ now SWAN)

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