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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 4.982′ N, 87° 51.725′ W. Marker is in Glenview, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker can be reached from Milwaukee Avenue. Touch for map. Maker is on the grounds of "The Grove", just to the east of the house. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1421 Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview IL 60025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2012
2. Kennicott House Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 8 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); The Green Bay Trail ( approx. 6.6 miles away); The Francis Stupey Log Cabin ( approx. 7.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  John A. Kennicott Biography. (Submitted on May 24, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 22, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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