2014 Will County Historic Preservation Restoration – Dreams Come True

Our guardian angels have truly blessed the Beecher Mausoleum. Two big issues have been addressed – restorations to the roof and tuck-pointing/masonry repairs.

Under the direction of Berglund Construction

and supported by Landmarks Illinois

Thank You Jack & Lisa


Jack Tribbia – Berglund Construction

Lisa & Sandy at Mausoleum 2014

Lisa DiChiera – Landmarks Illinois

All work was provided by volunteer labor and donated material:
Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen, Local #21
Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, Local #11
United Brotherhood of Carpenters Union #434
Knickerbocker Roofing and Paving Co.
Galloy & Van Etten, Cut Stone Contractor
Illini Hi-Reach, Sky lifts

New Beecher Mausoleum Guardian Angels Thank You


Bricklayers, & Allied Craftsmen Local # 21
Cut limestone and drain scuppers donated by: Galloy & Van Etten
use of sky lifts donated by Illini Hi-Reach

United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local # 434 

Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Local #11
Material donated by: Knickerbocker Roofing


Roof repair and water proofing have been deemed two of the most important and necessary steps to safeguarding the future of the Beecher Mausoleum.

That work is now complete all work was provided by a volunteer labor force through the combined efforts of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Local #11 and the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 21, United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local # 434

It would not have been possible without the efforts of Landmarks Illinois’ continued support, as well as Berglund Construction, Chicago, whom coordinated all the labor forces and was also able to find sources for the donated material to complete the work to repair and replace the entire roof system and deteriorated drain scuppers, badly needed tuckpointing and exterior masonry repairs

Thank You 11 x 14 framable (PRINT 10)

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Now that the major restoration work is complete it allows us to concentrate on smaller projects. We still need to replace the broken glass block windows and vent hoods.


1369Replace some broken marble panels482 and stained glass destroyed or damaged by vandals over the years.




If you would like to contribute, volunteer and help us complete the restoration so many good men have started please contact Sandra at Sandra@beechermausoleum.org


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