Stan Kotecki Exhibit: Methodist Camp Ground Photography February 17, 4-7pm

Stan Kotecki  Exhibit of the Methodist Campground Architectural Photography  in conjunction with The Des Plaines Architecture Exhibit  Opening & Reception  Wednesday February 17, 4-7pm at the Des Plaines History Center 781 Pearson St. Des Plaines IL 847 391 5399

I have been photographing the Des Plaines Methodist Camp Ground for several year, showing the different seasons  at the Camp Ground.  Its hard to believe that the Camp Ground was started in 1865 and is still in existence.  The Camp Ground has 2 tabernacles,  hotel, dining hall, swimming pool, and approximately 100+ buildings on the site.  When choosing the site back in the 1860’s it was chosen for its proximity to the railroad.  Even though it was on a flood plain the trees were the main attraction.