Founded in 1856 DeKalb, Illinois is 55 miles west of Chicago and located on the Kishwaukee River. Best known as the home of Joseph Glidden, the inventor of barbed wire, DeKalb has much to offer the discerning visitor.
Your first stop in DeKalb should be the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and Historical Center. Although barbed wire may not seem like an important invention, its use is one of the most important factor in the settlement of the United States. The museum tells the story of the invention of barbed wire and its wider impact in the world.
The Egyptian Theater in downtown DeKalb was built in 1929 and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Seating 1400 it is the largest auditorium in DeKalb County and still stages live events, concerts, films, and other special events during the course of its 42-week season with up to 125 annual events.
Finally stop off at The Ellwood House. Known for its mansard roof, Gothic columns, and cast iron roof with trefoil design the house was the home of the Ellwood family, who partnered with Joseph Glidden to form the Barb Fence Company.If you are looking for pest control Dekalb IL, give us a call today.
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