Momence in Kankakee County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Edward Chipman Public Library
National Register of Historic Places
has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
Location. 41° 9.835′ N, 87° 39.661′ W. Marker is in Momence, Illinois, in Kankakee County. Marker can be reached from North Locust Street just south of East 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just to the right of the front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 126 North Locust Street, Momence IL 60954, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gettysburg Address (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First National Bank (about 600 feet away); Dixie Highway Connected Chicago to Miami in the Early Days of Automobile Travel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hubbard Trail (approx. 0.6 Walter Andrew and George Hess, Pioneers (approx. 3.6 miles away); McHie Ferry (approx. 8 miles away).
Regarding Edward Chipman Public Library. National Register of Historic Places #100000629.
Also see . . . Edward Chipman Public Library (Wikipedia). Momence's library board was formed in 1901, and the town's first library opened in 1907 in three rooms in the Momence State and Savings Bank. Edward Chipman, the bank's main stockholder, left $10,000 for a new library building upon his death in 1910, and the current building was completed in 1912. The building has served as the city's library since its opening; it also briefly served as a hospital during the 1918 flu pandemic. (Submitted on July 25, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 25, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.