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Patten House featured on City's Pewter Ornament

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Patten House featured on City's Pewter Ornament

Looking for the perfect gift for those who live in or love Geneva?

The City’s newest pewter ornament featuring the restored Patten House is now available for purchase.

The 2015 ornament depicts the home on the front and history of the building on the back. The ornament is being sold for $12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday at City Hall, 22 S. First St. People can also visit the City’s website at www.geneva.il.us and click “Shop The Geneva Store.”

Built in 1857 by owner George Patten, the home at 124 S. Second St. served as a temporary Kane County Courthouse from 1890 to 1892 after a fire destroyed the original courthouse. Since 1919, the house had been owned by the Nottolini family, and for a time between 1920 and 1930, the building was called the South Park Hotel.

Nancy Luyten purchased the property to start her new Cajun-flaired restaurant venture in 2014. Before the first meal was ever served at the Patten House of Geneva Restaurant and Bar, the 157-year-old home underwent a significant interior and exterior restoration to make this historical gem shine again.

This is the sixth year Geneva has sold its traditional pewter ornament to the community. Previous editions have featured the City logo, City Hall, Pure Oil Building and Loveday House.

The City also sells other Geneva-themed merchandise, including bracelets, picture frames, golf balls with tees, tote bags and more. Quantities are limited. For more information, call Sherri Weitl at 630-232-7494. 

Located 40 miles west of Chicago along the Fox River, Geneva is home to 21,495 residents and serves as the seat of Kane County government. Geneva’s character is found in its historic architecture, adaptive re-use of historic buildings, mature landscapes and open space with more than 700 acres of park land. With festivals and events year-round, Geneva is a place to connect with others for shopping, dining or browsing art galleries. Home to excellent schools, library and parks, Geneva continues to be one of the premier cities in the Chicago area to live, work, play and raise a family. For the latest news, visit the City’s website at www.geneva.il.us.

 

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