On Sunday May 14th, we attended the 42nd annual Evanston IL Mother’s Day House Walk. The walk featured 6 properties that were very impressive. It was a fine Spring day.

1318 Forest Avenue Evanston IL

1318 Forest Avenue

Also the weather was in the 60’s and sunny. The walk was very enjoyable and for Mother’s Day I took Mom and she really enjoyed the walk and seeing these homes.

However this year’s theme was Evanston IL in the Great War. World War one that is. Most of the homes we toured were from the 1910’s and started out at the Charles Gates Dawes house. The Dawes house is located at 225 Greenwood and steps from the Lake Front.

What was featured on this years walk.

An interesting point of this year’s tour was that three of the houses are the work of Evanston architect Ernest Mayo. Mayo was one of the most popular and stunning home designers in Evanston IL and came to town in 1893.

The first home we viewed was at 1210 Forest Avenue. A home by Ernest Mayo and built for grocery executive Rollin Keyes. The family owned the home for about 35 years and is stunning to see.

1210 Forest Evanston IL

1210 Forest Evanston IL

The second property was a Tudor revival home built for Frank and Lucy Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham was in the advertising business. He is also the founder of Ben Franklin variety stores.

Next the 3rd home on Sundays tour was located at 214 Greenwood. This was also the oldest house on the tour and constructed on the mid 1880’s. This is an Evanston landmark home and very beautiful.

The fourth home was built in 1883 and designed by Henry Jaffray. In 1910 Ernst Mayo updated the property for stock broker Paul Tietgens. This house is located at 1622 Forest.

We truly enjoyed the walk and to view these homes. It was a fun few hours and I guess over a hundred people were also attending the Mother’s Day Evanston IL House Walk.

Consequently If you ever get the chance I would recommend attending this walk. Lastly It is an event you will not forget. Similarly the Evanston Victorian homes were a major reason I became a Realtor. Hence I have always loved seeing these stunning properties.