May 3, 2014

Tilting at Windmills

Tilting at windmills is a duty of a city planner.

Possible Reconstruction of The Historic Windmill

Bartel Windmill in Tinley Park ca 189

An authentic Dutch Windmill functioned for many years in Tinley Park. It was located on Oak Park Avenue at 171st Street.

It was destroyed in 1911.

The Windmill could be rebuilt. The Windmill would recreate an important and iconic historic structure that would add an attraction to historic Tinley Park.

Peotone Windmill

Windmills very similar in shape and size to the Tinley Park Windmill were built by the same builders, Bartel of Kankakee. The Mill in Peotone, IL is 3 blocks east of their historic downtown in a neighborhood.

Fabyan Windmill in Kane County

The Fabyan Windmill in the Kane County Forest Preserves north of Aurora on Highway 27 east of the Fox River is another example. It was also built by the builders of the Tinley Park Windmill.

Windmill in Holland, Michigan

The City of Holland, Michigan developed a Windmill as a tourist attraction.