General Plumbing | Glen Ellyn, IL

General Plumbing | Glen Ellyn, IL | Ferrari Plumbing Inc.

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 Glen Ellyn

Descendants of the first settlers in Glen Ellyn remember stories told of Deacon and Mercy Churchill, who journeyed from New York State in 1834. Their wagons traveled slowly through the tall prairie grass, following tracks of the future St. Charles Road They chose a homesite along the side of the East Branch of the DuPage River. Oak trees were felled to build a log cabin, and the large Churchill family settled down to the challenges of frontier life. News from the east was eagerly awaited, and weeks-old copies of the New York Tribune were passed from hand to hand. New neighbors homesteaded around the crossing of Indian trails called “The Corners,” and shared in the work of putting up community buildings, including a school and blacksmith shop.

The Churchills, Ackermans, and Christians were among those who gathered to dedicate the first church, a plain white building reminiscent of their New England heritage. When the weather permitted, Sunday worship was led by circuit rider preachers who traveled for hours to serve scattered congregations many miles apart. After two or three hours of sitting on hard pews, the people enjoyed relaxing in the grass beside the wagons and digging into basket lunches of the simmered prairie chicken, cucumber pickles and bread specialties. Taking produce to the Chicago market was a trip of at least two days, and a much longer one for those who lived farther west. When Moses Stacy built his inn-farmhouse in 1846 at Stacy’s Corners he served farmers from as far away as the Rock River. These were charged 50 cents for supper, lodging, breakfast. and hay for two horses. As the first stagecoach service of the 1830s was succeeded by evermore brisk traffic, weary, dusty travelers gratefully quenched their thirst and exchanged news of the road in the warm comfort of Stacy’s Tavern. Ladies were segregated in their own private parlor and were given separate second-floor bedrooms, while men and boys crowded together in a large area above the dining room.

The fate of an inn and a town sometimes rests upon short distances; the hubbub of Stacy’s Corners diminished considerably with the building of the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad, now the Chicago and Northwestern, only a mile and a half to the south. The right-of-way, purchased for $111, ran through land owned by Dr. Lewey Q. Newton. He foresaw that with regular passenger service a town would follow and so put his own money into a station and water tank, piping water from a reservoir-swimming hole south of the tracks. Everyone who could get there was on hand October 24, 1849, applauding old Deacon Landy as he ran down the tracks ringing a welcoming cowbell. Dr. Newton waved the American flag, and an assortment of drummers and fifers escorted the first train into the station. Probably Miss Almeda J. Powers, who later married Judge Seymour Dodge, took her school pupils to see the awesome ten-ton locomotive as it slowly pulled coaches filled with waving passengers. The name of Newton Station lasted only until the first station master arrived in 1851. David Kelley declared, “Since there is already a Newton, Illinois, the name should be changed to Danby — after my hometown in Vermont.” He, too, saw the local economic possibilities of the railroad and built the Mansion House Hotel on the northeast corner of Crescent and Main. The town pump was also situated on this corner; thus the rocking chair crowd on the veranda had front row seats for the daily village happenings. During the Civil War years more homes were built in the new center of town, and businesses like Joseph R McChesney’s grocery store supplied their needs. Children attended the white frame school on Duane Street, and the small church from Stacy’s Corners was moved to Main Street between Crescent and Pennsylvania. The wagon and team maneuver took three weeks to accomplish this feat, with the horses inching carefully down the hill, since it was much steeper then than it is today. A few judicious bets were placed on whether or not the church would slide off into the mud. When the bloody Civil War battles finally ended in 1865, red, white and blue bunting was strung on front porches to greet the Men in Blue happily returning to a normal life. As W. H. Churchill reminisced, “The swords that we carried so honorably have been deftly manipulated into corkscrews.” Everyday life brightened. Young and old enjoyed hotel dances and skating parties on the pond east of Taylor Avenue. The veterans organized a baseball team, although the sport was so new that few had ever attended a game. After enthusiastically clearing a field on ground east of town, they challenged the Chicago Excelsiors to a contest. The wildly lopsided score of 102-2 was disappointing to the Danby boys, but they had the distinction of having lost to the team which later became the Chicago Cubs.

As of the 2000 census, there were 26,999 people, 10,207 households, and 7,195 families residing in the village. The population density of Glen Ellyn was 4,080.6 people per square mile (1,574.7/km²). There were 10,515 housing units in Glen Ellyn at an average density of 1,589.2 per square mile (613.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 89.50% White, 2.13% African American, 0.14% Native American, 4.74% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.83% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic of any race composed 4.72% of the population. There were 10,207 households in Glen Ellyn, of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Additionally, 61.0% of households were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. Individuals accounted for 25.2% of all households, and 9.3% were people 65 years of age or older living alone. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.21. In the village, the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males. According to 2008-2012 estimates published by the U.S. Census Bureau, the median income for a household in the village of Glen Ellyn was $90,640, and the median income for a family was $123,455. Males in Glen Ellyn had a median income of $68,630 versus $36,287 for females. The per capita income for the village was $39,783. A total of 2.8% of the population, and 1.3% of families in Glen Ellyn, had incomes below the poverty line. By age, 2.4% of those under the age of 18, and 2.0% of those 65 and older, were living below the poverty line.

 

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