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Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School

Normal, Illinois

 
 
Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 29, 2020
1. Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School Marker
Inscription.  The Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School (ISSCS) opened in 1865 as the Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home. Dedicated in 1869, it provided a home for children of Civil War veterans who had been killed and wounded. In 1899, the state allowed the school to admit indigent children, especially those of veterans. Between 1907 and 1925, indigent children of non-veterans were admitted. In 1931, the name was changed to ISSCS. The facility closed in 1979.

On these grounds for 114 years scores of caregivers and educators provided thousands of children with a homelike environment.
 
Erected 2002 by The ICSSCS Historical Preservation Society, the Town of Normal Historic Preservation Commission & the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 40° 31.232′ N, 88° 58.565′ W. Marker is in Normal, Illinois, in McLean
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County. Marker is on East Lincoln Street east of Douglas Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 E Lincoln St, Normal IL 61761, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Normal, Illinois (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Station and a Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Illinois State Normal (approx. 1.2 miles away); Highland Historic District (approx. 1˝ miles away); Historic Camelback Bridge (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cedar Crest Historic District (approx. 1.7 miles away); Van Leer's Broadview Mansion Bell (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bloomington Airport Former Site (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Normal.
 
Also see . . .  Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School on Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 14, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 29, 2020
2. Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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