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Downers Grove

About Downers Grove

49,399 in city
9,804,845 in metro
36 km² (14 mi²)
225.859546452 m
Downers Grove is a large suburb in the middle of DuPage County, located just southeast of the Morton Arboretum. It is mainly a bedroom community, although it includes several important commercial districts including the Interstate 88 corridor and a historic downtown. The village has the world's largest concentration of Sears Catalog Homes: more than 100 prefabricated houses which families ordered from stock plans by mail through Sears Roebuck & Co. between 1908 and 1940. Most of them are located around Forest Avenue. Downers Grove was founded by Pierce Downer from Vermont in 1832. During the Civil War it became a transfer point for runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad.

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No. of Buildings

No. Current status
41 All Buildings
41
existing

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Esplanade I 266 ft 1990
2 Sara Lee Building - 1992
3 Esplanade IV - 1999
4 Highland Landmark I - 1997
5 Executive Towers West III - 1987