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Glenview in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Kennicott House

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2012
1. Kennicott House Marker
Inscription.  Kennicott House was built in 1856 by John A. Kennicott, a prominent Illinois physician, horticulturist, and educational and agricultural leader. Kennicott moved to the Grove from New Orleans with his family in 1836 shortly after the birth of his son, Robert, in 1835. He devoted much of his time to the study and promotion of horticulture and agriculture, developing the Grove into the first major nursery in northern Illinois. Robert Kennicott developed an interest in nature at an early age, studying with his father. He helped found the Chicago Academy of Sciences, and his explorations of Alaska gave the United States its first scientific knowledge of that region and influenced the decision for its purchase.
 
Erected 1978 by The Grove Heritage Association and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
 
Location. 42° 4.982′ N, 87° 51.725′ W.
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By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2012
2. Kennicott House Marker
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Marker is in Glenview, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker can be reached from Milwaukee Avenue. Maker is on the grounds of "The Grove", just to the east of the house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1421 Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview IL 60025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); First McDonald's Franchise (approx. 2.8 miles away); Harrer Park (approx. 5 miles away); American Indian - Potawatomi Tribe Eagle Dancer (approx. 5 miles away); Indian Trading Post (approx. 5 miles away); The American Legion Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Edison Park World War I Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Kennicott Grove. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 21, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Kennicott House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2012
3. Kennicott House Marker
Kennicott House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2012
4. Kennicott House
John A. Kennicott image. Click for full size.
By Prairie Farmer, Unknown
5. John A. Kennicott
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 22, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5. submitted on December 21, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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