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Andover in Henry County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Jenny Lind Chapel

 
 
The Jenny Lind Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 9, 2022
1. The Jenny Lind Chapel Marker
Inscription.  
Swedish Lutheran immigrants established here in 1850 their first congregation in America under Pastor L. P. Esbjorn and dedicated this house of worship in 1854.

A National Historic Site

604 Oak Street

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 41° 17.504′ N, 90° 17.872′ W. Marker is in Andover, Illinois, in Henry County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Street and 6th Street, on the right when traveling south on Oak Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 604 Oak St, Andover IL 61233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Jenny Lind Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Andover Lutheran Church Veterans (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Swedish Methodist Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Swedish Methodist Church (about 800 feet away); First Swedish Methodist Parsonage in the World (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tourist Information
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); American Woman's League House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Andover's First Two-Story School (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andover.
 
The Jenny Lind Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 9, 2022
2. The Jenny Lind Chapel Marker
The Jenny Lind Chapel (aka Swedish Lutheran Church) image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 9, 2022
3. The Jenny Lind Chapel (aka Swedish Lutheran Church)
National register of Historic Places website entry:
The chapel was named after the Swedish singer, who donated $1,500 toward its construction. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
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Johanna Maria "Jenny" Lind (1820-1887) image. Click for full size.
John Cark Frederick Polycarous Von Schneidau via Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Div. (Public Domain), 1850
4. Johanna Maria "Jenny" Lind (1820-1887)
The soprano, called the "Swedish Nightingale", was among the most popular and regarded opera singers of the 19th century.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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