Waukegan in Lake County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Joseph T. Bowen Country Club
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
Location. 42° 23.177′ N, 87° 49.926′ W. Marker is in Waukegan, Illinois, in Lake County. Marker can be reached from North Sheridan 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. Bowen Country Club (University of Illinois at Chicago). Carli Digital Collections website entry (Submitted on April 2, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
2. Hull House. VCU Social Welfare History Project website entry (Submitted on July 8, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 675 times since then and 29 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.