Didn't I tell you I love maps? If you're still here with me, maybe you do too. Welcome.
The famous (for Wilmette) Roemer Little League Park is home to countless memories of family fun. I've shown you their old farm and farmhouse. Let's go one farm east and show you the farm of J. J. Rangel.
The great thing about this property is that it is sort of still there. In the map above from 1886, the vertical red line is where Locust Road is today. The horizontal one is today's Old Glenview Road. Locust doesn't extend all the way south to Old Glenview Road. Know why? Because the original (I'm pretty sure) Rangel home is still standing there! How cool is that?
The home and it's garage and a lot of land are all for sale now as a package. Here is the photo and link to the MLS listing.
Here's the collaborative part - who knows something interesting about the Rangel or Roemer farms? Please - nothing personal or gossipy. I am just interested in hearing about what they grew, how life was like as a farmer at that time, etc.
Sarah Rothschild, Realtor & Architectural History Nerd.