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Addison in DuPage County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Kinderheim Arch

 
 
Kinderheim Arch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 26, 2011
1. Kinderheim Arch Marker
Inscription.  This memorial was constructed using the cornerstone, bricks, doorframe, and windowsills from the former Kinderheim building.

Originally, the building served as a Lutheran foster home for children, from the time it was built in 1925, until 1960. Many residents of the home were under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court of Chicago. While living at the Kinderheim, the children attended either the Addison Manual Training School for Boys, or the Addison Industrial School for Girls, which were on site.

Later, from 1961 until 2000, the building served as Addison’s municipal building. During the 75-year lifetime of this building, thousands of people passed through the doors framed by this arch. Today, people continue to pass under this arch as they make their way to Addison’s new municipal building.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
 
Location. 41° 55.93′ N, 87° 59.527′ W. Marker is in Addison, Illinois, in DuPage County. Marker is on West Army Trail Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 128 West Army Trail Boulevard, Addison IL 60101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Gazebos of Addison (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of St. Paul Lutheran School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Lutheran Teacher’s Seminary (about 300 feet away); Army Trail Road (about 600 feet away); Veterans Circle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Mill (approx. one mile away); Votes For Women (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bicentennial Fountain (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Addison.
 
Additional keywords. Foster Home
 
Kinderheim Arch image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 26, 2011
2. Kinderheim Arch
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,013 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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