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Historical Markers in Downers Grove, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of DuPage 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 DuPage County, IL (23) Cook County, IL (399) Kane County, IL (45) Kendall County, IL (3) Will County, IL (119)  DuPageCounty(23) DuPage County (23)  CookCounty(399) Cook County (399)  KaneCounty(45) Kane County (45)  KendallCounty(3) Kendall County (3)  WillCounty(119) Will County (119)
Wheaton is the county seat for DuPage County
Downers Grove is in DuPage County
      DuPage County (23)  
ADJACENT TO DUPAGE COUNTY
      Cook County (399)  
      Kane County (45)  
      Kendall County (3)  
      Will County (119)  
 
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1Illinois (DuPage County), Downers Grove — Farmer's and Merchant's Bank BuildingA Downers Grove Historic Site — circa 1892 —
The Farmer's and Merchant's Bank Building was built in 1892 for the first bank in Downers Grove. The bank was organized on May 10, 1892. The officers of the bank included Charles Curtiss, President, W.A. Tope, M.D., Vice President, and W.H. Edwards, . . . Map (db m60037) HM
2Illinois (DuPage County), Downers Grove — Main Street CemeteryA Downers Grove Historic Site — circa 1856 —
In 1856, Samuel Curtiss donated part of his sheep pasture for use as a cemetery. He was later paid $15 for the land, money from individuals who formed a cemetery association in 1864. Nearly 100 members of Downers Grove's early families, including . . . Map (db m60038) HM
3Illinois (DuPage County), Downers Grove — Main Street Cemetery
In the early days this was the entrance to the cemetery since the original Main Street was one block west of present day Main Street. For this reason, as you will note, most of the inscriptions on the gravestones are facing west. As a result of . . . Map (db m60039) HM
4Illinois (DuPage County), Downers Grove — Masonic TempleA Downers Grove Historic Site — 1924 —
Architects Fugard & Knapp designed this temple in 1924 for Grove Lodge No. 824, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. The Lodge was chartered October 4, 1893. Charter members included E.E. Downer, G.E. Downer, M.B. Downer, T.S. Rogers, Charles Mochel, . . . Map (db m60036) HM
5Illinois (DuPage County), Downers Grove — The Indian Boundary Line
Immediately north of this marker runs the Indian Boundary Line which was established on Aug 24, 1816 by a treaty between three U.S. commissioners and the Chippewa, Ottawa and Potawotami Indians to provide a corridor between Lake Michigan and the . . . Map (db m60035) HM
 
 
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2022