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James McIlwain – A Concerned (And Active) Citizen

As you stroll along Wyoming Avenue one picturesque spring day, your eyes may fall upon a street bench near 310 Wyoming Avenue: “James McIlwain - A Concerned Citizen”. It begs the question - “Who is he, and why was he concerned?”

Historical Marker at Hilltop Park Honors Residents’ Preservation Work

The work of three history lovers has been honored by the City of Wyoming with an historical marker at Hilltop Park.

Civic Center’s Star Is Rising; Come See Why at Spike The...

Not long ago, the Wyoming Civic Center languished in the shadows while neighboring event venues captured the limelight with brand new amenities and state-of-the-art...

CWC Founders Create New Wyoming Dining Spot

Wyoming restaurateurs Caitlyn Steininger and Kelly Trush are once again expanding the Wyoming dining scene with the construction of Station Family + BBQ, a new venture set to open in early 2019

The Baby Boom and the Housing Boom: Mid-Century Moderns and Ranches...

Two new architectural trends dominated in Wyoming during the Baby Boom years of 1946-1964: the Modernist house and the ranch house. 

Walter Cordes:  A Significant Architect for Wyoming

The variety of architecture in Wyoming gives our community its charm and sense of history. One local architect, Walter Cordes, designed over 40 homes in Wyoming during the 20th century, with an impressive range of styles.

Did Your House Come From a Catalog?  

Sears offered hundreds of house designs in their Model Home catalogs and sold over 75,000 kits across the US during the years 1908-1940.

Something Old, Something New: Wyoming’s Architecture in the Early 20th Century

The homes built in Wyoming from 1900 to 1940 show a tremendous range of architectural styles. This article is third in a series about Wyoming’s architectural variety.

Plaque Dedicated to Honor the Birthplace of Wyoming

On a spring day 157 years ago, Robert Reily called a meeting of his neighbors to be held in his home, Twin Oaks, for the purpose of naming the village that was rapidly developing

Long Live the Queen: Wyoming’s Architecture During the Victorian Era

This article is second in a series about Wyoming’s architectural variety (click here to view the first story). Documents and books at the Wyoming...