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Illinois
Chicago
Charnley-Persky House
1365 N Astor Street
Chicago IL 60610
Phone 312 573-1365
Web Site http://www.sah.org/Charnley_House/Charnley-Persky-Home.htm
Description designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, important modern design
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus Famous People
Field of Study/Science Facility Architecture
New or Updated: 05/21/2003
 

  IL

  Chicago

  Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy

  4657 North Ravenswood Ave

  Chicago  IL   60640    

  Phone   773 784-7334

  Web Site  http://www.savewright.org/

  Description  society to conserve Wright buildings, image gallery, buildings for sale

  Type of Resource   History Related Organization

  Primary Focus  Famous People

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Architecture

  New or Updated:             9/27/2005

Illinois
Chicago
Glessner House Museum
114 4th St
Chicago IL 99801
Phone 907 586-3572
Fax 907 586-3203
Web Site www.juneau.lib.ak.us/parks&rec/museum
E-mail Mary_Pat_Wyatt@mail.ci.juneau.ak.us
Description Local museum with emphasis on gold mining (1880-1944), Tlingit culture, pioneer life
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People
Field of Study Science Facility Architecture

 

  Illinois
Decatur
Governor Oglesby Mansion Inc
421 West William Street
Decatur 62522
Phone 217 429-9422
Web Site www.fgi.net/%7emccd/oglesby.htm
Description home of 3 time Illinois Governor Richard Oglesby
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People
Nature of Group or Site Government
Field of Study Science Facility Politics
Era 1874

Illinois
Dixon
John Deere Historic Site
8393 South Main
Dixon IL 61021
Phone 815 652-4551
Web Site *****
Alt Web http://www.deere.com/en_US/compinfo/history/granddetour.html?sidenavstate=0000000101
Description archaeological site of blacksmith shop where John Deere developed steel plow, site holds shop, home, visitor center, prairie
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Famous People
Building Type Trade/Craft
Industry /Profession Farming
New or Updated: 05/24/2003

Illinois
Galena
Felt Manor Guest House
125 South Prospect Street
Galena IL 61036
Phone 815 777-9093
Web Site www.feltmanor.com/
Description
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People

Illinois
Galesburg
Carl Sandburg State Historic Site
313 East Third Street
Galesburg IL 61401
Phone 309 342-2361
Fax 309 342-2141
Web Site http://www.state.il.us/HPA/Sites/CarlSandburg.htm
Alt Web http://www.sandburg.org/
Description childhood home of poet and Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg, visitor center & museum
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People

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   Illinois
Oak Park
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum
200 N Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park IL 60302
Phone 708 848-2222
Web Site www.oprf.com/Hemingway/
Description
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People


 
IL

  Oak Park

  Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust

  931 Chicago Ave

  Oak Park IL            60302    

  Phone   708 848-1976

  Web Site  http://www.wrightplus.org/

  Description  maintains & operates Wright Home & Studio in Oak Park and Robie House in Chicago

  Type of Resource   History Related Organization

  Primary Focus  Famous People

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Architecture

  New or Updated:             9/27/2005

 
 

  IL

  Plano

  Farnsworth House

  14520 River Road

  Plano  IL   60545    

  Phone   630 552-6622

  Web Site  http://www.farnsworthhouse.org/home.htm

  Alt Web  http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/farnsworth/

  Description  Mies van der Rohe's famous house on 60 acres along the Fox River, with

                    sculpture park

  Type of Resource   House Museum

  Primary Focus  Famous People

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Architecture

  Collection N-Z  Sculpture

  New or Updated: 10/27/2004

 
  Illinois
Springfield
Dana-Thomas House SHS
201 East Lawrence
Springfield IL 62704
Phone 217 782-6776
Web Site http://www.dana-thomas.org/
Alt Web http://www.online-springfield.com/sites/dth.html
E-mail mailto:dthf@warpnet.net
Description early Frank Lloyd Wright prairie style house with much original furniture and glass items in place
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People
Era 1902

Springfield
Vachel Lindsay House
603 South 5th Street
Springfield IL
Phone
Web Site
http://www.springfield.il.us/TOURISM/visitor/sites.html
Alt Web
http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/sites/lindsay.htm
Description
famed poet's home has strong connections to Abraham Lincoln, recently restored to 1917 appearance
Type of Resource
House Museum
Primary Focus:
Famous People

 
  Illinois
Wheaton
Cantigny Estate, Robert McCormick Museum & First D
1 Winfield Road
Wheaton IL 60187
Phone 630 260-8169
Web Site www.rrmtf.org/cantigny/
Description
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People
 

 

  IN

  Angola

  General Lewis B Hershey Museum

  Perry T Ford Library, Tri-State U

  300 South Darling

  Angola  IN   46703    

  Phone  260 665-4162

  Web Site http://www.tristate.edu/CAMPUS%20TOUR%2000/LIBRARY.htm

  Description  located in library building, flags and history of Selective service system

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Famous People

  Owner/Operator:  Tri-State University

  New or Updated:  8/2/2006

Indiana
Bean Blossom
Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park
5163 N State Road 135 N
Bean Blossom IN 46160
Phone 812 988-0333
Web Site www.beanblossom.com
Description located at the Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival site, celebrates bluegrass music
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People
Nature of Group or Site Hall of Fame
Industry Profession Music

Indiana
Columbia City
Whitley County Historical Museum
108 West Jefferson Street
Columbia City IN 46725
Phone 260 244-6372
Fax 260 244-6384
Web Site http://home.whitleynet.org/historical/
E-mail mailto:Whitley County Museum
Description home of Vice President Thomas Marshall, with local history and annex with exhibits
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People
Nature of Group or Site Government
Field of Study Science Facility Politics

Indiana
Crawfordsville
Ben-Hur Museum
Wallace Avenue & Pike Street
Crawfordsville IN 47933
Phone 765-364-5769
Alt Phone  765 364-5175
Web Site www.ben-hur.com/index2.html
E-mail study@wico.com
Description located in private study of Civil War General Lew Wallace who later wrote famous novel
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People
Owner/Operator: City of Crawfordsville

Indiana
Dana
Ernie Pyle State Historic Site
 
120 W Briarwood
 
PO Box 338
 
Dana  IN  47847    
 
Phone  765 665-3633
 
Web Site  http://www.in.gov/ism/HistoricSites/ErniePyle/Historic.asp
 
E-mail  mailto:erniepyle@abcs.com
 
Description  birthplace of WW II journalist front-line journalist of the everyday soldier,                         also holds two WW II Quonset huts that serve as Visitor Center
 
Type of Resource  House Museum
 
Primary Focus  Famous People
 
Era      WW II
 
New or Updated:  07/08/2003

Indiana
Fairmount
James Dean Memorial Gallery
425 North Main Street
PO Box 55
Fairmount IN 46928
Phone 765 948-3326
Web Site http://jamesdeangallery.com/
Description tribute to famous actor who died young
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People
Industry Profession Movies

 
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