Currently, we are working on Scott’s Block and Firehouse, a replica of an original downtown commercial block with a dance hall on the second story. Located on the Naper Settlement site, the 27,000 sf structure will house meeting and banquet facilities on the second story, while the first floor will contain 7,000 sf of interconnected exhibit spaces to triple the Settlement’s indoor exhibit space.
A 4,400 sf firehouse, at one edge of the block, will replicate an original downtown firehouse on the exterior, but the similarity would end there. A highly interactive and experiential tour is planned indoors featuring several aspects of the life of a firefighter, including a lifelike experience of being saved from a house fire.
- 2015 Outstanding Facility & Parks Award, Illinois Parks & Recreation Association