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

Andrew C. Cook House

 
 
Andrew C. Cook House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, March 29, 2012
1. Andrew C. Cook House Marker
Inscription. In 1840, Andrew C. Cook and his wife Mary Oakes came to Wauconda Township from Vermont, via the Erie Canal, the Great Lakes to Chicago and then to Wauconda. They purchased 380 acres of land at $1.25 per acre. A log cabin was erected before clearing the land. Early in 1850 he began construction on this rural Greek Revival style farmhouse, making the bricks from the clay and limestone of the nearby area. The house was built in three stages, as seen by the three colors of the brick, fired at different temperatures and times in his kiln. He was a stalwart Republican in Lake County politics, holding many offices including township supervisor. The first township meeting was held in this house.
 
Erected 1992 by Wauconda Lions Club, Wauconda Township Historical Society and Illinois Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 16.187′ N, 88° 8.664′ W. Marker is in Wauconda, Illinois, in Lake County. Marker is on North Old Rand Road south of North Garland Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker located at the Wauconda Historical Society. Marker is at or near this postal address: 711 N Main St, Wauconda IL 60084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Andrew C. Cook House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, March 29, 2012
2. Andrew C. Cook House Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cary Cemetery - 1839 (approx. 6.3 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Goodrich Homestead (approx. 7.1 miles away); St. Andrew Church Bell (approx. 7.5 miles away); 164 Hawley (approx. 7.5 miles away); The Story of This Land (approx. 7.6 miles away); David Haeger School and Cemetery (approx. 8 miles away); McHenry County’s First Couthouse (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Andrew C. Cook House. Wauconda Township Historical Society (Submitted on April 3, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Andrew C. Cook House image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, March 29, 2012
3. Andrew C. Cook House
Andrew C. Cook House image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, March 29, 2012
4. Andrew C. Cook House
Wauconda Historical Society sign just to the south of the house and marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 2, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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