Dundee Township history museum to host program on ‘Iron and Bolt Homes’ March 10

The Dundee Township Historical Society will present “Iron and Bolt Homes” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the museum, 426 Highland Ave. in West Dundee.

Beginning in the late 1890s and into the 20th century, the Illinois Iron and Bolt Company in Carpentersville built houses to provide homes for its employees.

The company also purchased homes in Carpentersville and the Dundees for the same purpose. After a time these homes were made available to employees for purchase.

A brief history of Illinois Iron and Bolt Company and the story of these homes and the people who lived there will be presented.

Visitors who have stories to share about the I.I. & B and its employees are welcome to speak. These stories would make interesting addition to the museum's research files.

There is no admission fee but donations are appreciated. For details, visit

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