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Evanston History Center

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Address: 225 Greenwood St, Charles Gates Dawes House, Evanston, IL 60201-4713
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+1 847-475-3410
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The Evanston History Center is located in the National Historic Landmark...

The Evanston History Center is located in the National Historic Landmark Charles Gates Dawes House. Dawes was a U.S. Vice President, World War I general, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Ambassador to the Court of St. James and philanthropist who lived in Evanston, Illinois. It is an intact house museum and includes exhibits on Evanston history and a research room. It is open Thursday through Sunday, for tours on the hour from 1 - 4pm.

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Vice President Charles Dawes

A first rate patriot who lived at this house. Distinguished career & one of the few Vice Presidents who lives on in history, The Dawes Plan. Make your reservation now

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Larry K
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Park Ridge, Illinois
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Park Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A first rate patriot who lived at this house. Distinguished career & one of the few Vice Presidents who lives on in history, The Dawes Plan. Make your reservation now

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is located right along the lake, on one of the most beautiful tree lined streets, Greenwood and Sheridan Road, and along the lake. This location has got to be my most favorite spot in Evanston. You have the pond, the walking path, the bike path, the awesome view of Lake Michigan, and this big historic mansion. I have not... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Part of U.S. culture and that of Evanston and Northwestern Univ. They offer annual membership to support yearly guided activities and speakers (well worth the money), and have annual ice-cream socials and free days. Still a beautiful home, well maintained in its original glory. Don't miss it. Walk through the history of Evanston and the North Shore!

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lots of period rooms, help with Evanston history research, and a great spot for many local talks and meetings.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Stopped here recently with a group of tour planners. Our guide was outstanding. This is a lovely home, near Lake Michigan and the Northwestern University campus, amidst other beautiful old homes. A walking tour in this neighborhood would be terrific. Didn't have a lot of time to look closely at the exhibits, but there were quite a few rooms open,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

If stepping back in time suits your fancy, welcome to 1950's USA with an eye toward previous decades as well. The furniture and wall coverings and draperies are much as they were when the Dawes family last lived here. The basement is a research center with helpful friendly KNOWLEDGEABLE staff to assist with all things Evanston and Dawes. Be sure... More 

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Thank Jack M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Lush architecture and history. Worth a visit. The mouldings, ceiling treatments, lighting all create an era gone by. Is in a beautiful setting.

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Thank kathy t
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

First of all, it is directly across from Lake Michigan and Dawes Park. We went on a perfect summer day. So, the views were amazing. The hour tour was very informative on the VP and 1925 Nobel piece prize winner, Charles Dawes. All his contributions to the nation and to the growth of Chicago's north shore community, specifically, Evanston, were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Charles G. Dawes won the 1925 Nobel Peace Prize for his plan to elleviate the crushing burden of war reparations Germany was forced to pay after World War 1and lived in a chateau-like house built in 1894 designed by Henry Edward Ficken of New York. Much of the original interior is intact and is well worth a serious visit.

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Chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

This is the former mansion of Charles Dawes, a man who apparently achieved much in American history but who I had never really heard of! A guided tour is required, but it was informative, and the last part of the tour you can go at your own pace through a few exhibits. The tour is normally $10 but we were... More 

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