Save the Historic Casseday Mansion

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One of the oldest homes not only in Joliet, but Will County is facing demolition.  The Casseday Mansion was constructed in 1851, making this home 168 years old. The home is likely constructed of locally quarried limestone, and has stood prominently at an intersection of Joliet's east side neighborhood.  It is now our turn to make sure it is preserved for future generations.  

We need to halt the issuing of a demolition permit.  By doing so we can arrange for the removal of the home to a new location.  An individual has offered  funds to help move the historic home, but we need time to arrange for the moving of the home to a new location.  

Joliet has already lost many of its historical structures to the wrecking ball or tragedy.  Most notably is the area known as Bicentennial Park today.  This area once known as Bluff Street was lost to the wrecking ball in the 1960s.  While some of the structures were structurally unsound, those that could be preserved were lost in the wake of demolition.  This was all in the name of urban renewal and an agreement with H.U.D.  Another tragedy was the fire that claimed the Christ Episcopal Church in 2006.  This English High Gothic Revival-style building was built of Joliet limestone, and was in the process of being converted to a concert venue.  Unfortunately a fire ravaged the structure leaving it unsalvageable.  

Please sign our petition and help us save the historic Casseday Mansion!