Downers Grove Park District Spring Native Plant Sale

For the last 75 years, the Downers Grove Park District has enriched the community through natural area preservation. The Downers Grove Park District is pleased to partner with the Possibility Place Nursery to expand their commitment to the preservation of our natural areas through a Native Plant Sale promotion this spring! Purchase native plants for your own home landscape through Possibility Place Nursery and 10% of each sale will be donated to the Downers Grove Park District’s Growing the Grove Tree Donation Program. Plant Sale Partnership
These proceeds will assist in planting 75 trees to celebrate the Downers Grove Park District’s 75th Anniversary. The sale features trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants, all native to our area and adapted to local conditions. For more information and to order your plants please visit

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DuPage Forest Preserve District Native Plant Sale

SpiderwortThe DuPage Forest Preserve District is having a native plant sale.  Plants can be ordered either online or by phone, for pickup in mid-May. (This year no in-person shopping due to Covid-19 mitigations.) To see the plant catalog and for ordering information please visit, or you can order by phone at 630-933-7247.  Orders will be taken starting March 15. Order pickup will be May 14-15.)

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Historic Preservation Activities

The Village's historic preservation program was revised in 2015, contributing to an increased interest in landmarking homes and other structures. Since then twenty-seven historic features have been granted local landmark status in Downers Grove –– nine structures in 2016, another nine in 2017, in 2018, four historic features in 2019 and one in 2021.
200 Shady Lane The Village Council unanimously approved landmark status on February 16, 2021 for the Kotes-Kenny House, 200 Shady Lane at the request of Christie and John Kenny. Please click hereto learn about this Mid-Century Modern home that was built circa 1960.

The Village Council unanimously approved land5329 Meadow Lanemark status on December 10, 2019 for the John and Doris Mochel House, 5329 Meadow Lane at the request of Louise and Peter Trucano. Please click here to learn about this Mid-Century Modern home that was built in 1964.

Robert J. Darnley HouseThe Village Council unanimously approved landmark status on July 9th for the Robert J. Darnley House, 4721 Highland Avenue, at the request of Ted and Andrea Anderson. Please click here to learn about this Craftsman Cottage home that was built circa 1904.

Main Street Cemetery
On April 16th landmark status for the Village owned Main Street Cemetery, 5158 Main Street, was unanimously approved by the Village Council following a request by the Downers Grove Historical Society.  Learn about this source of civic pride and identity that was established in 1856 by clicking here.
H M Patton House
On February 5, 2019 the Village Council approved landmark status for the H. M. Patton House, 5 Jacqueline Drive, at the request of Judith M. Erickson. Please click here to learn about this English Country Revival home that was built circa 1927.

Please click here to read about the presentation of the 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Advocacy to Friends Of The Edwards House.

Please click here for a complete listing of the 29 historic features that have been granted local landmark status in Downers Grove.

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Heritage Alliance Mission Statement

Pierce Downer's Heritage Alliance is committed to sound and sustainable environmental practices; protection and appreciation of our community's outstanding natural features, such as Lyman Woods and Belmont Prairie; and preservation of significant cultural traditions, including the rich architectural heritage of Downers Grove.

The Alliance works to promote appreciation, protection and enhancement of our community's natural and cultural heritage through education, advocacy, stewardship and community outreach.

Last updated 5/7/2021

Village Council Meeting

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Meeting Agenda
7:00 PM, Council Chambers
Village Hall
Downers Grove, IL 60515

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PDHA Virtual Meeting
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Remote Participation Only

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Please consider
a charitable donation
to support
educational activities of
Pierce Downer's
Heritage Alliance.

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1846 Blodgett House

The 1846 Blodgett House is one
of the Village's oldest houses,
reflecting our rich cultural heritage.
PDHA supports
preservation of such
valuable historic resources
for future generations.
Click here to learn about the
1846 Blodgett House project.

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