Tour 1850s brick home at Corron Farm Prairie Fest

 
Submitted by Corron Farm Preservation Society
Posted9/18/2018 1:30 PM
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  • Visitors to this year's Campton Township Prairie Fest, to be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, can take a guided tour of the Corron Farm house, called the "Old Brick," which was built by Robert Corron between 1850 and 1854 from bricks kilned from clay on the property. The home contains 40 windows and 40 doors with thresholds and window lintels quarried in Batavia.

    Visitors to this year's Campton Township Prairie Fest, to be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, can take a guided tour of the Corron Farm house, called the "Old Brick," which was built by Robert Corron between 1850 and 1854 from bricks kilned from clay on the property. The home contains 40 windows and 40 doors with thresholds and window lintels quarried in Batavia. Courtesy of Corron Farm Preservation Society

  • Graphic of festival

    Graphic of festival

A special dedication is planned for this year's Campton Township Prairie Fest to celebrate Corron Farm being listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Prairie Fest at historic Corron Farm will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, rain or shine. Corron Farm was listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior on May 21.

The dedication ceremony will take place at noon at 7N761 Corron Road, northeast corner of Silver Glen and Corron roads, St. Charles (Campton Hills).

The farmstead was settled by Robert Corron in October 1835 and purchased from the Corron family by Campton Township in 2002 as part of its Open Space Program.

Campton Township Prairie Fest will include guided tours of the 1850 Corron home, the "Old Brick," and the 1888 hired man's house. "Old Brick" is the 1850s brick Greek revival home built by Robert C. Corron, one of Campton Township's earliest settlers.

Restored 1800s carriages, farm equipment, Civil War letters, early photos, sheet music and vintage postcards will be on display.

Festival activities include hayride tours of oak savanna and prairie; children's games; face painting, music; handcrafted jewelry, local cheese and honey for sale and local history. Admission is free. Visit www.corronfarm.org/.

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