Summer in Wilmette tends to find you here at least once or twice. How can you resist a ball park, kids, baseball, families & Sno-cones? Roemer Park is home to our wonderful little league baseball stadium but did you ever wonder what was here before?
Let's go back in time....
A bit more...
So you see, before the baseball, the ballpark is actually on the southern end of the family farm of P. Roemer. It seems that the family's home was across Glenview Road (today's Old Glenview Rd.) Today that would be I am guessing on the property of Westmorland Country Club.
According to the United States Historic American Buildings Survey, the Roemer family owned that land from 1865 to 1987.
You can see 13 amazing photos of the Roemer family's home here. That 1950's ranch home you see to the left in the photo is still there today. It is on the SE corner of Old Glenview Road and Westmorland Drive.
Next post...Let's talk about the farm just east of the Roemer's - The Rangel Family Farm.
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Sarah Rothschild, Realtor & Architectural History Nerd.