Stroll past Oswego’s architectural history Saturday, May 15

Join Oswego’s Little White School Museum for an architectural stroll down the village’s historic South Main Street starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 15.

The walk will be conducted by Oswegoland Heritage Association board members Ted Clauser and Linda Dean, and is expected to last about an hour.

If you’ve ever driven down Oswego’s South Main Street from Washington Street to Route 71, have you wondered about the histories behind the distinctive houses you pass? Join the museum and the heritage association during National Preservation Month for a leisurely walk down Main Street to learn about the early Oswegoans who built and lived in these homes.

From what may be the oldest house in Oswego to homes built in distinctive architectural styles, from Greek Revival to a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired in-line flat-roofed Usonian, participants will be able to learn about most of the community’s architectural history by walking along a single street.

Participants need to be able to comfortably walk for about an hour, and are invited to be part of the afternoon’s conversation. Face coverings and social distancing will be practiced for this outdoor walk.

Advance registration, at $5 a person, is required and space is limited. Register by visiting the Oswegoland Park District’s website at or by calling 630-554-1010 and referencing program 19779.

The walk begins at Tyler and Main streets in downtown Oswego, and participants should meet there. Rain date is Sunday, May 16. Check the museum website at for other walks planned in June, July and August.

For information, call 630-554-4494.