Historic Home of Atwater Art Teacher Explored by Shorewood Public Library

Local Village of Shorewood resident Nick Hayes--husband to Atwater Elementary School art teacher Angela Hayes--will explore what it means to care for a notable property in a lecture titled “Stewards of a Historic Home.” The event will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 17th in the lower level meeting room of the Shorewood Village Center, 3920 North Murray Avenue.
What does it mean to be a “steward” of an historic property? The Hayes couple uses that term to describe their relationship with the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house they currently call home. Built in 1917, the Newton Avenue property in Shorewood is an example of the American System-Built Homes that Wright designed to meet the needs of a broad American audience. Along with completing period-appropriate renovations, the Hayes have done extensive research on the early history of the house and have pieced together stories about construction problems, early residents, and Wright’s influence into a compelling story. Hayes’ presentation will include pictures of the renovations, fascinating stories, and a good explanation of why he and Angela call themselves stewards of their historic home.
In addition to the presentation, the Shorewood Historical Society’s new In-House Research project will be available for inspection. The historical society has collected and organized all of their home research materials in the Sheldon Room in the Village Center in order to better assist Shorewood homeowners who wish to research their home.
This program is co-sponsored by the Shorewood Historical Society, the Shorewood Senior Resource Center, and the Shorewood Public Library. It is free and open to the public.
More information is available at https://www.shorewoodlibrary.org/