Downtown Plainfield Illinois 60544
Last Chance Auto Repair is one of the oldest automotive shops in Plainfield, if not the oldest. Being the oldest means years and decades of history is a given similar to Downtown Plainfield 60544 minus the century(s) of time.
Plainfield Illinois along with it’s downtown is filled with rich history. Want to know more about Plainfield, IL? Lets begin with the nearly famous, historic, one and only, beautiful downtown Plainfield. So much history at hand, that Plainfield has to have multiple museums to store it all in: Plainfield Historical Society Main Street Museum & Railroad Museum.
Plainfield History Q&A
Question: Is Plainfield the oldest community in Will County?
Answer: Yes, Plainfield Illinois is Will County’s oldest community. Walkers’ Grove hence Plainfield’s earliest settlement was established on the banks of the DuPage River in 1828 according to the local history books.
Question: Who founded Plainfield Illinois?
Answer 1: In August 1834 a Chester Ingersoll platted a town that is now known as Plainfield just north of the 1828 settlement of Walkers Corners. 5 months later in December a Levi Arnold purchased the land directly North of Ingersoll’s and then began to subdivide it up. Over time this location would later become the Downtown Plainfield Historic District.
Answer 2: Well before the earliest white settlers, there was a large community of Potawatomie Indians that had settled in the woods and prairies up-and-down the banks of the DuPage River, where they hunted, fished and raised their families.
Downtown Plainfield, IL, Says What?
Downtown Plainfield offers just about anything and everything imaginable that a big city would have just on a smaller scale with a more laid back and relaxing vibe included. In Plainfield, Downtown is the place to go on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday evening. Count on dining, entertainment, drinks and beautiful scenery that is made for walks, stimulating conversations and bands to rock out to.
The downtown gets quite packed for the nearly famous summertime car shows that happen every Tuesday. You can count on some very impressive automobiles, from old to new, people come from all over Chicagoland Illinois plus beyond.
Vibrant & historic, people orientated (family, friends, lovers) location based in Chicago’s South West Suburbs. Downtown is a great place to go on the weekends, weekdays and or evenings. Enjoy shopping for fashionable items, delicious foods, some neighborly conversations and entertainment including: comedy, bands, parades to say the least. Come out and help support aka show some love to the best local businesses in the burbs, get to know your neighbors and come see what Downtown Plainfield, IL, has to offer.
Downtown Plainfield Area Neighborhoods
Downtown Plainfield Area Parks
Electric Park, West Electric Park, Village Green Park, Settlers’ Park, Ottawa Park, Plainfield Park District, Lake Renwick Preserve, Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve, Lake Renwick Preserve – Turtle Lake Access, Plainfield StoryWalk