“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Addison in Du Page County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Kinderheim Arch

Kinderheim Arch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 26, 2011
1. Kinderheim Arch Marker
Inscription. This memorial was constructed using the cornerstone, bricks, doorframe, and windowsills from the former Kinderheim building.

Originally, the building served as a Lutheran foster home for children, from the time it was built in 1925, until 1960. Many residents of the home were under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court of Chicago. While living at the Kinderheim, the children attended either the Addison Manual Training School for Boys, or the Addison Industrial School for Girls, which were on site.

Later, from 1961 until 2000, the building served as Addison’s municipal building. During the 75-year lifetime of this building, thousands of people passed through the doors framed by this arch. Today, people continue to pass under this arch as they make their way to Addison’s new municipal building.
Location. 41° 55.93′ N, 87° 59.527′ W. Marker is in Addison, Illinois, in Du Page County. Marker is on West Army Trail Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 128 West Army Trail Boulevard, Addison IL 60101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Gazebos of Addison (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of St. Paul Lutheran School (about

Kinderheim Arch image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 26, 2011
2. Kinderheim Arch
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Lutheran Teacher’s Seminary (about 300 feet away); Army Trail Road (about 600 feet away); Veterans Circle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Mill (approx. one mile away); Stacy’s Tavern (approx. 4.7 miles away); Reverend J. Ward Morrison Boulevard (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Addison.
Additional keywords. Foster Home
Categories. Education
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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