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On Aug. 30, the Evanston Preservation Commission approved plans for a new museum building that will house a collection of stained class and antique timepieces at 1560 Oak, the site of a Victorian mansion that was destroyed in a fire in March. The building will use limestone and stucco to match surrounding buildings.The Preservation Committee’s approval was necessary because the property is located in the Ridge Historic District.
The proposed museum is owned by Cameel Halim, who owns the Carlson Building and other properties in Evanston.