Professional Plumbing Services
When one of our plumbers from Ferrari Plumbing comes into your home or office, we use our knowledge and expertise from new construction plumbing installations and our annual training classes. Then we apply the same standards and quality whether we fix your leaky faucet, unclog your toilet, or replace your water heater. When you have a problem with your bathroom plumbing, you need a plumber that knows what you need and how to fix it. At Ferrari Plumbing in Wheaton, we specialize in the installation, repair and maintenance of bathroom fixtures such as toilets, faucets, sinks, showers, bathtubs, jacuzzis and Whirlpool tubs and more! Our professional staff is well-versed in a variety of plumbing problems that can affect your bathroom. Customer satisfaction is very important to us. We assess every job separately and provide you with alternatives and pricing before we start working. When we’re done, we clean up the area where we worked. We provide Quality Workmanship You Can Trust with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Facts About Wheaton
The city dates its founding to the period between 1831 and 1837,, when Erastus Gary laid claim to 790 acres (320 ha) of land near present-day Warrenville. The Wheaton brothers arrived from Connecticut, and in 1837, Warren L. Wheaton laid claim to 640 acres (260 ha) of land in the center of town. Jesse Wheaton later made claim to 300 acres (120 ha) of land just west of Warren’s. It was not long before other settlers from New England joined them in the community. In 1848, they gave the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad three miles (5 km) of right-of-way, upon which railroad officials named the depot Wheaton. In 1850, ten blocks of land were platted and anyone who was willing to build immediately was granted free land. In 1853, the lots were surveyed and a formal plat for the community was filed with the county. The community was then incorporated as a village on February 24, 1859, with Warren serving as its first President. The village was later incorporated as a city on April 24, 1890, when the first mayor of the city was selected, Judge Elbert Gary, son of Erastus Gary and founder of Gary, Indiana.
In 1857, the Illinois state legislature authorized an election to be held to decide the question of whether the DuPage county seat should remain in Naperville or be moved to the more centrally located Wheaton, which was on the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad. Naperville won the election by a vote of 1,542 to 762. Hostility between the two towns continued for the next decade and another election was held in 1867, in which Wheaton narrowly won by a vote of 1,686 to 1,635. At a cost of $20,000, the City of Wheaton quickly built a courthouse to house a courtroom, county offices, and a county jail. The building was dedicated on July 4, 1868. However, animosity between the two towns continued, and in 1868, as records were moved from the old Naperville courthouse to the new one in Wheaton, Naperville refused to turn over the remaining county records, prompting a band of Civil War veterans from Wheaton to conduct what came to be known as the “Midnight Raid” on the Naperville courthouse. As Wheatonites fled back on Wheaton-Naperville Road, Napervillians were able to secure some of the last remaining records, which were then taken to the Cook County Recorder in Chicago for safekeeping. During this time, Naperville was mounting a lawsuit against Wheaton accusing election judges of leaving their posts for lunch during the vote when duplicate ballot stuffing allegedly occurred. As the courts deliberated the fate of the county seat, the records were destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Shortly thereafter, Wheaton has officially proclaimed the county seat.
Wheaton has rapidly expanded since the 1950s, although population growth has slowed since the early 1990s, as the city has become increasingly landlocked. Downtown lost much business after the county courthouse facility moved two miles (3 km) west in 1990, but in the decade since, the downtown has seen a renaissance of sorts, with the creation of several significant condominium and business developments. One of the most recognizable landmarks of the city is Wheaton Center, a 758-unit apartment complex on 14 acres (57,000 m2) in downtown Wheaton. The six-building complex includes two twenty-story high-rise buildings built-in 1975. The Wheaton Public Library is frequently ranked as one of the top ten libraries in the nation compared to other libraries serving similarly sized populations. In 2006, a three-story addition was added, followed by significant renovations which were completed in 2007, to bring the square footage up from 74,000 to 124,000. As of 2016, the total circulation is 389,566 books, 3,200 e-books, 36,621 audio materials, 22,393 video materials, 43 local licensed databases, 17 state-licensed databases, 1 other licensed databases, 475 print serial subscriptions, and 15 electronic serial subscriptions. The previous public library was converted to the DuPage County Historical Museum. Wheaton boasts a vibrant downtown with many restaurants, shops and services. The Downtown Wheaton Association hosts many events throughout the year to promote local businesses including The French Market, The Chili Cookoff, Vintage Rides, Boo-palooza (Downtown Wheaton Trick-or-Treat), A Dickens of a Christmas, Wheaton Wedding Walk and Wheaton’s Wine & Cultural Arts Festival. In 1910 William R. Plum, a retired Chicago lawyer, Civil War veteran, and Lombard resident, began collecting lilacs. The Plum garden became known as Lilacia, where over two hundred varieties of the flowering bush grew. In 1927, William and Helen Plum donated their estate to the village. The garden became a park, their home a public library. In 1929, the landscape artist Jens Jensen was hired by the Lombard Park District to design the park. The first Lilac Festival was held the following year and continues annually during May.
WHERE TO FIND US:
FERRARI PLUMBING INC.
1727 STODDARD AVENUE
WHEATON, IL 60187