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Log House
Naperville's first settlers came to farm the rich prairie soil, trade with local Native Americans and establish water-powered mills along the DuPage River. This log structure is similar to the ones that early settlers to the area erected as temporary dwellings for shelter.

Home History
The hand-hewn log home, originally located in Jonesboro near the Mississippi River in Southern Illinois, is the only building on the site not of Naperville origin. The individual logs were carefully numbered and then entirely dismantled for shipment to Naperville by truck. Local quarry stone was used to construct the chimney.

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Reconstruction in 1978 at Naper Settlement was a volunteer effort. Appreciation is extended to the intrepid volunteers who blazed a new path by preserving the old to tell our town's earliest stories. Volunteers were:
  • Don Acker - Project chairman
  • John J. Case family - Acquisition, relocation and reconstruction; cedar shakes for the roof; house's basic furnishings
  • Bonnie Cosyns - Interior furnishing chairman
  • Royal Lauing - Original chimney stonework
  • Naperville Jaycees and the Naperville Heritage Society - Reconstruction
  • Les Schrader - Wood shed construction
  • Jamie Wilde, Eagle Scout Troop 510 and Bill Buchinger - Fence construction

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