Tower was constructed in 1908 by brewer George Hofmann, Jr. (1855-1942),
as the centerpiece of an extensive recreational and entertainment
complex developed by his firm on the Des Plaines River. The Tower
is reputed as the first building in Lyons to be lighted by electricity.
In 1978 the building was added to the National Register of Historic
An eight-story steel-reinforced concrete structure, the Tower design
is said to have been adapted from a bridge tower Hofmann saw while
visiting in Germany. Prominent features of the castellated building
are four corner turrets atop the structure.
Amy Martin, Director
Sunny Fischer, Chair
Daniel J. Arnold
Julia Sniderman Bachrach
D. Jeanie Cooke
Melinda Spitzer Johnston
Anthony J. Leone, Jr.
Dr. Shirley J. Portwood