As he has done for the past few years, Thomas Milschewski spelled out the name of his Yorkville street, Heustis, in a special Halloween display of carved pumpkins this past week.
Milschewski said the Heustis Street neighborhood has always been close knit and special to him.
"Most people on this street have lived here for 20+ years and it’s always been like a second family," he said, adding, "Heustis Street used to be referred to as 'Bankers Row' around the turn of the century because of the well known business owners who owned or built homes on our street.
"Our home was built in 1859 by Soloman Heustis, who our street is named after. Well known veterinarian, Dr. Frank Loomis, lived in our home from 1929 until the early 1980s. He served as mayor of Yorkville in the 1950s and was very active in the community."
Milschewski noted that Kendall County Record Publisher John R. Marshall and his family lived in the Milschewski home from 1908-1929. His son, Bob Marshall, was born in one of the upstairs bedrooms and ran the Kendall County Record for many years.
"I love the history of my home and our street. So many old Yorkville names and families who were a part of creating this town we know and love," he said.