Dietrich Friedrichs House Museum

The Dietrich Friedrichs house was built in 1906. This Victorian farmhouse is furnished to reflect the year 1917, as that was the year of the village’s incorporation.

Bessie Friedrich Barnes, a long-time resident of Mount Prospect grew up in the house. Ms. Barnes’ recollections and personal artifacts were crucial to the creation of this exhibit.

The two-story house has a parlor, dining room, kitchen, pantry, nursery, bathroom, and two bedrooms that portray the lifestyle of the Friedrichs’ at the beginning of this century. The Friedrichs were immigrants from Germany, a very common ancestry among Mount Prospect’s first settlers.

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