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Waukegan in Lake County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Joseph T. Bowen Country Club

 
 
Joseph T. Bowen Country Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, March 29, 2012
1. Joseph T. Bowen Country Club Marker
Inscription.  From 1912 to 1962, Bowen Park was the site of the Joseph T. Bowen Country Club, owned by the Hull-House Association of Chicago. Here, children from many national, racial and religious backgrounds learned to respect each other and the environment. Bowen Park’s natural environment also provided children of Chicago’s hard streets an atmosphere never before experienced. Bowen Country Club influenced over 40,000 people and helped further the ideals of Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams , and Louise DeKoven Bowen. On this site the club achieved its motto “Secure from the Slow Stain of the World’s Contagion.”
 
Erected 1989 by Waukegan Historical Society , Waukegan Park District, Illinois Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 42° 23.177′ N, 87° 49.926′ W. Marker is in Waukegan, Illinois, in Lake County. Marker can be reached from North
Joseph T. Bowen Country Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, March 29, 2012
2. Joseph T. Bowen Country Club Marker
with Historical Society in background
Sheridan Road ¼ mile north of Greenwood Avenue. Marker is located in the parking lot of the Waukegan Historical Society in Bowen Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1917 North Sheridan Road, Waukegan IL 60087, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Ray Bradbury Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ray Bradbury Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); Orion Perseus Howe (approx. 1.9 miles away); Waukegan Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cpl. Richard E. Bush Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Waukegan Doughboy Statue (approx. 1.9 miles away); Waukegan U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Washburn and Moen Manufacturing Company (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waukegan.
 
Also see . . .
1. Waukegan Historical Society website. (Submitted on April 2, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
2. Bowen Country Club (University of Illinois at Chicago). (Submitted on April 2, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
3. Hull House history. (Submitted on April 2, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
 
Haines House - home of Waukegan Historical Society image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, March 29, 2012
3. Haines House - home of Waukegan Historical Society
Haines House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, March 29, 2012
4. Haines House Marker
Lilac Cottage image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, March 29, 2012
5. Lilac Cottage
located just east of marker
Lilac Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, March 29, 2012
6. Lilac Cottage Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 31, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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