Pine Tree Row was built on a strip of land that originally was part of a larger parcel that was once planned to be a utopian community called The League of Universal Brotherhood. This was a planned community that Seth Paine, Lake Zurich’s founder, had tried implementing back in 1849. It never came to fruition. Pine Tree Row may have originally been a dirt trail leading back to the main 80 acres of the proposed community. The area outlined in red on this map shows where Paine was planning to develope his community.
Bobbers on the corner here was originally a snack stand and tavern called the Shady Rest that was started in the 1920s. In the 1970s it became Eng’s Tea House, a well liked Chinese restaurant . Now it is Bobbers, a great place to stop for a good meal and a view of the lake. The best part is that inside there still remain sections of the original Shady Rest. Walk across Pine Tree Row and continue on. Push NEXT