Dwight in Livingston County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
Location. 41° 5.374′ N, 88° 25.706′ W. Marker is in Dwight, Illinois, in Livingston County. Marker can be reached from Carriage House Lane, 0.1 miles south of East South Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at the southwest corner of the Prairie Creek Public Library parking lot, overlooking the windmill, which is behind the library and about 50 yards southwest of the marker. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Carriage House Lane, Dwight IL 60420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Well Connected Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. Ό mile away); 1879-1979 (approx. Ό mile away); Pioneer Gothic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mom and Pop Motels (approx. 0.6 miles away); Welcome to Dwight (approx. 0.7 miles away); Full Service on Rte 66 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dwight, Illinois (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dwight.
Regarding The Windmill. Contributing building, John R. Oughton Estate, National Register of Historic Places #80001383.
Also see . . .
1. The Oughton Estate Windmill.
The windmill is a prominent landmark on the John Oughton estate property. The 5-story, eight-sided, steel-framed windmill was built in 1896 to help pump water for the Oughton estate, which included the buildings that now house Country Mansion Restaurant and the Public Library.(Submitted on December 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. John R. Oughton Windmill.
The windmill was originally called the Pumping Tower and was constructed by U.S. Wind, Engine and Pump Company of Batavia, Illinois. The windmill, which provided a water system for the Oughton Estate, has an 840 ft. deep well. The original windmill featured an 88-barrel cypress tank at its top and the windmill head, 16 feet across, was one of the largest in the United States at the time of its construction in 1896.(Submitted on December 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. The Windmill in Dwight, IL.
The Windmill has stood above the skyline of Dwight for over 110 years. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 23, 1980.(Submitted on December 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.