A few weeks ago I requested information from the Village about the purchase/sale/construction of our bungalow. Shortly thereafter I received a letter indicating that they did have that information and that I could visit the Building Department at any time.
I was imagining finding copies of the original floor plan, the builder’s name, etc. But no. In reality all they had were permits for a new garage in 1997 and the electrical upgrade in 1998. They also had a copy of a notice they sent the PO to scrape and paint windows and fix the dormer exterior, also in 1998. That must have been when he installed aluminum storm windows (thereby covering up the peeling paint), replaced the dormer windows and siding, and had all that sheetrock hoisted into the attic.
I’ve also checked the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, and talked with both the Morton Grove Library and the Historical Society. Zippo.
Someday I may go down to the Cook County Assessor’s office to see what I can find, otherwise I think I may have hit a dead end. Dang.