22 S. DU BOIS AVENUE
22 S. Du Bois Avenue was the first residential structure built on the Northeast section of Block 15. It was built for William L. and Carolyn W. Fischer in 1901 for $1,575. Similarly to William's neighbor, John Kampman, William worked at the Elgin Silver Plating Company. William and Carolyn originally lived at 22 Commonwealth, just two blocks from this property. The Fischers had three children; Beatrice, William R. and Werner. William L. passed away in 1945 leaving the home to his wife, Carolyn. She remained in the home until 1967 when she sold the property to the Brockner Family.
22 S. Du Bois Avenue is a unique Dutch Colonial Revival style home. The Dutch Colonial Revival style is a subset of the Colonial Revival style though it has some distinguished characteristics that set it a part including its gambrel roof, full front porch, and multi-pane windows.
Sources: 2010 Heritage Plaque Application; Audio: TextAloud