The historic building located at 226 S. Bridge St. in the heart of Downtown Yorkville has served many different purposes since it was erected in 1868 including Yorkville’s first High School. Over the years several other business operated within the structure until the building was acquired in 1981 by Dallas Ingemunson, the longtime Kendall County State’s Attorney. Dallas, a lifelong Kendall County resident, transformed the building into his private law practice.
Over the course of three decades Dallas, along with his other law practitioners, helped hundreds of local citizens bring closure to numerous types of legal difficulties. Recently, Dallas’ two sons, Gregg and Boyd, joined him in the practice and still work side by side today. In the fall of 2013, due to major road construction, Dallas and his sons relocated their practice to another commercial space in close proximity to the Kendall County Courthouse. The departure of the law practice left the building without a use but not for long. Boyd Ingemunson had an idea.
Boyd, owner of Rogue Barrister Records, a music production and promotion company, has partnered with Jason Leslie, owner of Three Angels Brewing, an uber local nano-brewery, to produce the Summer Solstice Craft Beer and Music Festival since 2013. The pair have brought together national talents such as Norah Jones, Sturgill Simpson, Cory Chisel, Nikki Lane, Andrew Combs, Los Colognes, PHOX, and the Giving Tree Band with some of the best local craft beers in the area to provide the local residents with a one of a kind music and beer experience along the majestic banks of the Fox River.
The one thing that Boyd and Jason desperately needed was a local space to showcase amazing independent musicians and great craft beers on a regular basis. Hence, the development of the Law Office into a uniquely remodeled pub and music hall.