Walking Tour: College & Augusta Avenues – DeKalb

College Avenue & Augusta Avenues in DeKalb is our newest historic walking tour. At the turn of the 19th century, this neighborhood was DeKalb’s most sought-after place to live. Many up-and-coming business people as well as the NIU president and many early professors built houses here. It was first known as the Ellwood Horseshoe Addition but became the Ellwood Historic Neighborhood in 1996 when it was added to the national register. There are signs located throughout this neighborhood designating its status. Though several of the homes have been divided into apartments for NIU students, these lovely streets still showcase much of their early charm and are still home to many successful business people and professors.

We will meet in front of 335 College Avenue [note: we have permission to meet there from the owner].

Parking is available on the street throughout the neighborhood. The cost is $5/person and will be collected at the beginning of the tour.

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Oct 10 2021


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm