In 1883, George Martin built a new house for his family on the rural edge of downtown Naperville. Called Pinecraig, the home stood on Locust Hill near Martin’s limestone quarries along the DuPage River. Martin’s quarrying business boomed after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, when Chicagoans needed stone to rebuild their devastated city. George Martin and his business partner Martin King also developed the successful Naperville Tile and Brick Works.
The Martins’ home stood near the quarries closely tied their personal and business lives together, with dynamite blasts and clouds of limestone dust interrupting family meals. Pinecraig’s brick, tile and stone showcased the building materials produced by George Martin’s operations.
Berglund performed restoration work on the Martin Mitchell Mansion landmark as well as the relocation of the carriage house.