SOUTH HOLLAND, IL South Suburban College will host a reception and dedication ceremony for the new Homewood Historical Wall prior to their Board Meeting on Thursday, March 8, 2012. The event will take place from 6:45 p.m. 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Roomnear the Atrium on the Main Campus.
The Homewood Historical Wall will represent the 19th in this series of historical projects displaying old photographs, maps, articles and other publications throughout the hallways of the Main Campus and the University & College Center. In addition to the old photographs, a brief history of each community is included with the displays.
The Historical Walls were started in 1992 with the City of Harvey. At the time, Chairman Zuccarelli and the Board of Trustees wanted to "commemorate the communities of College District 510 and preserve their history for our students and residents."
The following is an excerpt from the history that will be on display within the Homewood Historical Wall:
The prosperity of the 1920's rekindled interest in building in Homewood. Streets stretched beyond the Village outskirts. Mains distributed water from the town wells and with new sewers under the newly paved roads, indoor plumbing became more than just a luxury. The Great Depression slowed town expansion and spirits dropped somewhat, but the residents pulled together. One of the banks even remained solvent throughout those dark years. The town's population increased to 3,000 by 1940.