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

Niles Hall / Transition

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By Thomas Smith, April 13, 2021
1. Niles Hall / Transition Marker
In April of 1930 ground was broken for a new 50,000 residence hall to be called Niles Hall after the donor, Claude Niles of Chicago.

By 1931 the Great Depression had taken its toll on the Illinois Military School and the school was forced to declare bankruptcy. The school's board of trustees reorganized the institution and the cadets chose a new name, Roosevelt Academy, in honor of former United States President, Theodore Roosevelt.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationMilitary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1930.
Location. 41° 12.398′ N, 90° 45.286′ W. Marker is in Aledo, Illinois, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Northwest 6th Street and Northwest 6th Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 NW 6th St, Aledo IL 61231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Slab (here, next to this marker); In the beginning (here, next to this marker); The Roosevelt Oak

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(a few steps from this marker); Illinois Millitary School (a few steps from this marker); William and Vashti College (a few steps from this marker); The Campus Today (a few steps from this marker); Roosevelt Military Academy (a few steps from this marker); Mercer County Soldiers' Monument (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aledo.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on April 14, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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May. 14, 2021