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Project Summary

Riverview Farmstead is home to the District’s only farmstead and homestead. In 2000, the District started restoration and stabilization efforts with the Thomas Clow Barn Restoration Project. More recently, the District started developing preserve access, picnicking opportunities, river access and a portion of the DuPage River Trail all intended to be open to the public.

This project consisted of architectural and historic preservation services for the exterior stabilization and restoration of the Thomas Clow Farmstead and Kropp-Schulenberg Prairie and Homestead. The scope involved evaluation of structures, exterior stabilization, restoration feasibility and cost studies, and construction documents for the selected restoration efforts. Considerations were made for historical integrity, building codes and accessibility.


Naperville, Illinois


Design Vignette

Phase II of the Riverview Farmstead project will include selective restoration work to support an interpretive plan which will include new electrical services, new finishes and lighting, selective window replacements and protection and repointing of masonry.