City Facts for Edwardsville, IL
Like many St. Louis suburbs, Edwardsville got its start in the early 1800s, and it is generally acknowledged as the third oldest city in Illinois. Home to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, this charming St. Louis suburb offers residents a wealth of amenities. The city has nearly 40 designated historic buildings, including the 1909 Wildey Theater where you can still enjoy live performances and movies. Golfers can hit the links at the Sunset Hill Country Club, and the Gardens at SIUE are a popular choice for scenic strolls.
American’s iconic highway, Route 66, runs straight through Edwardsville, and every year the city hosts the Edwardsville Route 66 Festival, a celebration of classic cars, great food, and family fun.
Modest ranch and Cape Cod, as well spacious Victorian and Craftsman style homes are common in Edwardsville. One of the city’s most famous early settlers, congressman and Col. Benjamin Stephenson, left his distinct mark on Edwardsville’s architecture. The stately Federal brick homes you see in Upper Edwardsville were built by Col. Stephenson and, thanks to the city’s restoration efforts, his home still stands today. At the end of the 19th century, industrialist N.O. Nelson, one of the early adopters of profit sharing, built a plumbing fixture manufacturing facility and a number of small but attractive new homes for his employees. The project was named LeClaire, and today it is an Edwardsville historic district.
At J.T. McDermott Remodeling Contractors we’ve been designing and remodeling kitchens and bathrooms for Edwardsville homeowners for over 20 years. Our home remodeling services also include:
- Kitchen design and remodeling
- Bathroom design and remodeling
- Basement remodeling
- Whole House Additions
- Outdoor Living / Sunrooms
- Commercial remodeling
- Historic Restoration and Renovation
- Mine Subsidence
Our experienced and skilled design-build team is dedicated to understanding your family’s needs and expectations and works hard to develop creative, innovative, and value-driven remodeling solutions. Our 3D renderings allow you to see your new kitchen or bathroom prior to construction, and we maintain an extensive materials and products library to help get you started in planning your new space.