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Bristol-Kendall Fire Department Firehouse -Lyon Farm Museum Complex

The village of Yorkville mentions a fire department in a note dated July 1877, directing 2 trustees to buy fire equipment. The fire house was built in 1888, 2

Yorkville, IL Historic Buildings

Lyon Farm

The Lyon Farm is the pride and joy of the Kendall County Historical Society. In 1974, Mrs. Frances Lyon donated 39

Yorkville, IL Museums

Chapel On The Green

Yorkville, Illinois is the county seat of Kendall County in which is located the oldest church building in the county, The Chapel On The Green. Dating back to 1855, the Chapel is Kendall County's oldest church building and is adorned with stained glass windows and a restored 1899

Yorkville, IL Historic Churches

C.B. & Q Caboose -Lyon Farm Museum Complex

The Caboose was built in the Aurora, Illinois C.B. & Q (Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad) shops in 1918. It was used on the Fox River Line for 56 years. The Caboose was moved to Lyon Farm in 1974. 2018 marks the 100

Yorkville, IL Railroad History

Seward Town Hall - Lyon Farm Museum Complex

The Seward Town Hall was built in 1876 and 1877 at a cost of $500.00. It stood on the east bank of Au Sable Creek facing Route 52. In addition to serving as a town hall it was used as a Congregational Church, basketball hall and band practice site. It was moved to Lyon Farm in 1976

Yorkville, IL Museums

Things to do near Yorkville, IL

Apollo Activity Center

The Apollo is an all-purpose activity center, whose 1912 theater has recently been renovated. The 12,000 square foot space ca...

Aplington House - Polo Historical Society

Lincoln slept at the Aplington House two nights in 1856. Lincoln was a personal friend of Senator Aplington, the founder of P...

Little White Schoolhouse Museum

Constructed in 1854 as a church, this Greek Revival building also served as a school house for nearly 50 years. A later addit...

John Deere Historic Site

John Deere's home still stands with a replica of his blacksmith shop and a preserved archeological dig that unearthed Deere's...

Soldiers Memorials

The Civil War Soldiers Monument on the southwest corner was dedicated in 1871 and placed on the National Register of Histo...