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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Grundy County, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Grundy County, Illinois and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Grundy County, IL (18) Kankakee County, IL (16) Kendall County, IL (5) LaSalle County, IL (97) Livingston County, IL (48) Will County, IL (142)  GrundyCounty(18) Grundy County (18)  KankakeeCounty(16) Kankakee County (16)  KendallCounty(5) Kendall County (5)  LaSalleCounty(97) LaSalle County (97)  LivingstonCounty(48) Livingston County (48)  WillCounty(142) Will County (142)
Morris is the county seat for Grundy County
Adjacent to Grundy County, Illinois
      Kankakee County (16)  
      Kendall County (5)  
      LaSalle County (97)  
      Livingston County (48)  
      Will County (142)  
 
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1 Illinois, Grundy County, Diamond — The Diamond Mine Disaster
The Diamond Mine of the Wilmington Coal Mining and Manufacturing Company, located near Braidwood on the Grundy-Will County line, was the site of a major mine disaster in Illinois. The mine was on a marshy tract of land that had no natural . . . Map (db m6868) HM
2 Illinois, Grundy County, Gardner — In Appreciation
Thank you to Bob and Peggy Kraft for donating this Route 66 Hall of Fame streetcar to Gardner. The Krafts provided years of food, fun and nostalgia at their Riviera Roadhouse located on Route 66. The Riviera unfortunately burned down on June 8, . . . Map (db m159247) HM
3 Illinois, Grundy County, Gardner — War Memorial
Dedicated to and in memory of the men and women of this community who have served their countryMap (db m159248) WM
4 Illinois, Grundy County, Morris — Chicago, Ottawa & Peoria Interurban Station — 1911
This building housed the depot and powerhouse for the interurban streetcar line, as part of the Illinois Traction System. The line ran between Joliet, Morris, Ottawa and Princeton and closed in 1934. Morris Downtown Commercial Historic . . . Map (db m239311) HM
5 Illinois, Grundy County, Morris — Coleman Hardware — 1874
In 1873 J. H. Hall started a school furniture factory at this location. The following year the new owner, F. T. June, built this building and named it Sherwood School Furniture. Two years later Coleman Hardware moved in. They made casters and . . . Map (db m239277) HM
6 Illinois, Grundy County, Morris — Elsie Armstrong — 1789-1871 — I&M Canal Passage —
[panel 1] "...How sweet the recollection, when my children were about me, then I felt I had protection, and no one dared to flout me." Elsie Armstrong wrote an epic poem that records the tragic deaths of four children. It . . . Map (db m233211) HM
7 Illinois, Grundy County, Morris — Frank Bros. Clothing Store — Morris Downtown Commercial Historic District — 1882 —
Built by Max Frank, this building is a prime example of Italianate commercial architecture. In 1905 it was rented by the Morris Post Office. In 1942 it was purchased by the Colonial Furniture Co.Map (db m233164) HM
8 Illinois, Grundy County, Morris — Gebhard Building — 1885
Built by Louis Gebhard, founder of the Gebhard Brewery. The ground floor originally housed Peterson's Grocery, Cronin Hardware and Sachse Saloon. Apartments were on the second floor, and the Masonic Lodge was on the third. This building has also . . . Map (db m239274) HM
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9 Illinois, Grundy County, Morris — Grundy County Civil War Memorial
Erected and Dedicated to the memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of Grundy County 1861 — 1865. Missionary Ridge Shiloh Vicksburg ChickamaugaMap (db m239304) WM
10 Illinois, Grundy County, Morris — Grundy County National Bank — Morris Downtown Commercial Historic District — 1867 —
Abigail Atwater and N.C. Perry built this building to house the Grundy County Bank. The northern section was built by canal boat captain, Samuel Hull to house a grocery store and his living quarters upstairs.Map (db m233112) HM
11 Illinois, Grundy County, Morris — Grundy County World War I Memorial
In honor of the men of Grundy County who died in service in the Great War for Democracy that Peace might reign in the World Alfred Baker • Christ Beck • William Bridel • Joseph Cantwell • Paul Carter • Cesare Constantine • John Crosetto • Claude . . . Map (db m232998) WM
12 Illinois, Grundy County, Morris — Indian Pole
Erected prior to 1700, over the grave of Chief Nucquette, near foot of Wauponsee Street, Morris.——— Moved by City Council — 1925Map (db m232999) HM
13 Illinois, Grundy County, Morris — Manitowoc Submarines
During World War II the Wisconsin Based Manitowoc Ship Building Company constructed twenty eight Gato/Bolao Class submarines. This bolstered the production of existing Naval Shipyards. The completed submarines made their way from Lake Michigan down . . . Map (db m233000) HM
14 Illinois, Grundy County, Morris — Morris Downtown Commercial Historic District
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places January 31, 2006 A place of historical and architectural significance Established as the Grundy County Seat in 1842Map (db m233107) HM
15 Illinois, Grundy County, Morris — The County Seat of Grundy County
On April 12, 1842, Morris was confirmed as the site for the county seat of Grundy County. This tree is planted in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the event.Map (db m239284) HM
16 Illinois, Grundy County, Morris — The Half-Faced Camp
This half-faced camp, built by Joe Sukle of logs cut from the Aux Sable timber, is a replica of the one built by Henry Cryder, Nathaniel Tabler, and Zachariah Walley when they arrived at Aux Sable Creek on October 23, 1833. The original camp . . . Map (db m239309) HM
17 Illinois, Grundy County, Morris — Welcome to Morris a Historic I&M Canal town — I&M Canal National Heritage Area — I&M Canal Passage —
Canal commissioners were charged with platting towns to develop commerce along the canal. In 1841, the state's largest county — LaSalle County (to the west) was split with the eastern section becoming Grundy County. The location of the new county . . . Map (db m233167) HM
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18 Illinois, Grundy County, Morris — Welcome to Morris a Historic I&M Canal town — I&M Canal National Heritage Area — I&M Canal Passage —
Morris blossomed into an important agricultural center when the I&M Canal opened in 1848. The remains of the historic Coleman Hardware building (now housing the Grundy County Historical Museum) and the nearby Gebhard Brewery are reminders of the . . . Map (db m233168) HM
 
 
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Feb. 27, 2024