Mount Prospect Historical SocietyBeing rich in Mount Prospect history, the Friedrichs family can related to that the Mount Prospect Historical Society is a combination of yesterday, today and the promise of tomorrow and Hank continues to support the Society’s efforts for partnerships between history and progress like the one to move and preserve the Central School next to the Mount Prospect Historical Society Museum located at 101 S Maple Street in Mount Prospect.

The one room Central School was built in 1895 by William Wille and served as the only public school in Mount Prospect until 1927. Also used as a meeting place, the Central School was the first home to the Public Library, the Women’s Club, the Fire Department, Saint Paul Lutheran Church and a host of other organizations. In 1917 the Mount Prospect Improvement Association met in the schoolhouse and signed the papers that officially incorporated Mount Prospect as a village. In 1939 the school was sold to Saint John’s Episcopal Church and moved three blocks.

The objective of this Society is to advance the discovery, preservation and dissemination of historical and current information related to Mount Prospect, Illinois, and the surrounding area.

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