We are privileged indeed to have received the following story and photographs for publication. Enjoy this slice of Illinois Route 66 history.
By Joseph D. Kubal
Wheeling along on the “Main Street of America” through the far southwestern Chicago suburbs, no one would suspect that there’s a historic site in the area. There are no famous battlefields here, no locations of old forts, and the big city is far away – but there is an unusual rural architectural exemplar nearby. Just northwest of Romeoville, in some of the scant remaining farmlands of Bolingbrook, stands a barn unlike the typical box-like structures scattered across much of the country. This is the Ron George Round Barn. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places (NRHP) on December 7, 1982, the barn is worth a visit.
Round barn standing astride suburban development
Photo ©2012 by Joseph D. Kubal; all rights reserved.