Architect William W. Boyington, A Highland Park Legend
Julia Johnas presents the life and work of William W. Boyington, architect of Chicago’s Water Tower, entrance of Rosehill Cemetary and a Mayor of Highland Park residing there from 1874 until his death in 1898. A long and prolific career is illustrated with slides that showcase his best-known buildings in Chicago and Highland Park. Several Boyington-designed residences remain in Highland Park, including the log house built for Sylvester Millard in 1893.
Julia Johnas is author of Highland Park: Settlement to the 1920s. Johnas is director of adult services at the Highland Park Public Library, where she maintains its local history archive and provides research assistance on local and architectural history and genealogy for historians, and is a liaison to the City of Highland Park Historic Preservation Commission. She recently received a Highland Park Historian Commendation from the Highland Park Historical Society.
The life and work of William W. Boyington will be at the Highland Park Public Library Auditorium 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois on October 30th at 7:00 pm. For further information, please contact the Highland Park Historical Society: 847.432.7090 or archives@HighlandParkHistory.org. Admission is free.