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Historic barn gets new lease on life


Photo is prior to renovation work. Courtesy of Domokur Architects.

Photo is prior to renovation work. Courtesy of Domokur Architects.


All too often, we see old, even historic structures demolished in the name of progress. But that will not be the fate of the great old barn at Camp Sullivan at 147th Street and Oak Park Avenue near Oak Forest.

The barn, which was built in the early 1900s, is being renovated by the Cook County Forest Preserve District. In fact, Camp Sullivan has been completely renovated to create a public campground with a range of lodging and camping options, nature-themed programs and events.

The forest preserve district this year has opened five new campgrounds throughout the county, allowing camping at some preserves for the first time in more than 50 years…Please click here to read Julie Dekker’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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