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The Evanston History Center is located in the National Historic Landmark Charles Gates Dawes House. Dawes was a U.S. Vice President, World War I general, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Ambassador to the Court of St. James and philanthropist who lived...more
225 Greenwood St, Charles Gates Dawes House, Evanston, IL 60201-4713
The Evanston History Center is a gem for people who want to know more about the city while admiring beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The building is the former home of the 30th US Vice President, Charles Dawes and has been carefully maintained since it...More
I didn’t know anything about Charles Dawes before my recent trip to Evanston, but there are few men in American history who could claim a broader more diverse impact. From positions in the Treasury under McKinley to Brigadier General in WWI to Coolidge’s VP to...More
It's one of the attractions in the Open house Chicago,the building is beautiful, inside is gorgeous, and there is a pianist playing the piano through the open house period, very nice. when you go upstairs, it's a tiny museum, showing different things related to the...More
This is a great gem in Evanston and a really wonderful tour of a beautiful and historic house. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and we have learned something new each of the 3 times we have brought guests there. It's well worth the donation.
We found this to be a highlight of the area. This is the Dawes house as in vp of the US. Great snapshot of an amazing individual in an amazing time. The tour is well worth the effort. The docent was excellent. Allow an hour...More
It was quite enjoyable to view a modern photography exhibit displayed in such an old place. This home's architecture is breathtaking, both inside and outside. The Dawes Home is a treasure to be experienced for those interested in art, history, and period architecture. Have fun...More
The Evanston History Center is housed in the former home of Charles Gates Dawes, 30th Vice President of USA under President Calvin Coolidge. The house is a wonderful example of the Châteauesque style. The historical exhibits showcase both Dawes and his family as well as...More