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History on the Lakfront

The Evanston History Center is a gem for people who want to know more about the city while admiring... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Evanston, Illinois
Extraordinary Man

I didn’t know anything about Charles Dawes before my recent trip to Evanston, but there are few men... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

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

1  Thank dmellinger2017
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank DandKw_3Kids
Reviewed 8 December 2017

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

1  Thank ELKW
Reviewed 7 December 2017

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.

1  Thank edward d
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

It is a lovingly restored old mansion. It's wonderful to feel the sense of history in this house. We recommend people go and feel the arura of years gone by.

Thank JerryG125
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank mentldentl
Reviewed 10 July 2017

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

1  Thank Deena U
Reviewed 25 June 2017

A great way to spend an afternoon learning the history of Evanston or Heavenston as it was called by the founders.

1  Thank 84u2c
Reviewed 8 June 2017

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

2  Thank RPCV66
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

A first rate patriot who lived at this house. Distinguished career & one of the few Vice Presidents who lives on in history, The Dawes Plan. Make your reservation now

Thank Larry K
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