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Edwardsville in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

LeClaire, Illinois

 
 
LeClaire, Illiois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Camero, April 18, 2012
1. LeClaire, Illiois Marker
Inscription.  Social visionary N.O. Nelson founded the village of LeClaire in 1890, naming it after Edme Jean LeClaire, who inaugurated profit sharing in France. In contrast to unsanitary urban tenement districts, LeClaire was a model cooperative village offering affordable homes, a healthful environment, free education, many opportunities for recreation and self-improvement, and pleasant working conditions at the N.O. Nelson Manufacturing Company. To support his commitment to the "Golden Rule," Nelson implemented profit sharing and employee benefits. During the Great Depression the City of Edwardsville annexed the village. LeClaire was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
 
Erected 2006 by City of Edwardsville, Friends of LeClaire, and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 48.263′ N, 89° 57.074′ W. Marker is in Edwardsville, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection
LeClaire Water Tower (marker at base of tower) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Camero, April 18, 2012
2. LeClaire Water Tower (marker at base of tower)
of Troy Road and Longfellow Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Troy Road. Marker is located at the base of the LeClaire water tower and across the street from LeClaire Baseball Field. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edwardsville IL 62025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Stephenson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cleaon Etzkorn Bandstand (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory of Dr. Thomas R. Yates (approx. half a mile away); In grateful memory of the early settlers. (approx. half a mile away); Ninian Edwards (approx. 0.6 miles away); Edwardsville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Abraham Lincoln's Speech (approx. 0.6 miles away); Edwardsville, Illinois (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwardsville.
 
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on March 4, 2006, as part of Illinois State Historical Society Markers Week (2/27 to 3/4, 2006).
 
Also see . . .
1. LeClaire Historic District on Wikipedia. Wikipedia entry about the historic district, which talks about N.O. Nelson's vision for his factory town. (Submitted on December 3, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 

2. Friends of LeClaire. Website for the non-profit organization, which has been dedicated to helping restore and promote the history of the LeClaire area since 1991 (Submitted on December 3, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
LeClaire Baseball Field (across the street from marker) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Camero, April 18, 2012
3. LeClaire Baseball Field (across the street from marker)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2012, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 667 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on December 3, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2012, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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