Downtown Crystal Lake is a Wonderful Destination

The historic Raue House in downtown Crystal Lake provides the office space for the Downtown Crystal Lake / Main Street organization. The lovely Rau...

August 6, 2023
7:32 AM

The historic Raue House in downtown Crystal Lake provides the office space for the Downtown Crystal Lake / Main Street organization. The lovely Raue House was built in 1901 by Benno Raue, and he raised his family there. Benno was also the mayor of Crystal Lake, and he owned Raue Hardware, which is now home to the Flag Store. This beautiful home was later donated by Lucille Raue, Benno's last living child, to be used to benefit the downtown community. The Downtown Crystal Lake organization currently has over 100 business members, many of whom volunteer on Downtown Crystal Lake committees that plan events and keep the downtown area thriving and beautiful.

Downtown Crystal Lake