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Downers Grove Historical Society
935 Maple Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515
The Downers Grove Historical Society is located in an 11-room Victorian home built in 1892. The society's museumMore provides a connection between between the town's history and local, state, regional and national history. Admission is free.
Longfellow Center
1435 Prairie Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Built in 1929 as the Longfellow Elementary School,  this landmark building is currently used as Downers GroveMore Grade School District 58's technology, media and maintenance center.

Longfellow Center also hosts meetings of the District 58 school board on the second Monday of each month from September through May. During the summer months, the board meets in the air-conditioned Administrative Service Center.

In observance of its 80th anniversary in 2009, the Longfellow Center was named a local historic site by the Downers Grove Historical Society.



Whittier School
536 Hill St, Downers Grove, IL 60515

One of 11 elementary schools in Downers Grove Grade School District 58, Whittier was built in 1928 and named for theMore poet John Greenleaf Whittier. The school is recognized as a historic building by the Downers Grove Historical Society.

Principal Linda Welch leads a staff of 14 full-time teachers who serve the needs of the school's 300 students. Whittier also is proud of the high degree of parent involvement it enjoys. The school is among seven in the district to earn Academic Excellence awards for sustained high performance on the Illinois Standard Achievement Test.

Whittier also is the site of a Weather Bug meteorological station. The school's mascot is the jaguar.